No. 14 Women’s Soccer Downs Utica, 4-0

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore forward Miranda Ozimek notched a goal and an assist as the 14th-ranked Knights earned a 4-0 victory over visiting Utica on Saturday at College Stadium. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Junior forward Domenica Piccoli opened the scoring for the Knights in the eighth minute. After a failed Utica clear, Piccoli struck a shot from 25 yards out to score, putting Geneseo ahead, 1-0.
  • Ozimek tacked on a goal in the 56th minute when she split a pair of Pioneer defenders and beat the goalie far post, putting the Knights ahead, 2-0.
  • Ozimek dished off an assist in 63rd minute, finding senior midfielder Ashley Byrne for a score. 
  • Sophomore forward Julia Ophals added an insurance goal in the 81st minute off an assist by first-year forward Nicole Bell to make it 4-0.

QUICK FACTS 

  • Senior goalkeeper Emily Janiszewski earned her second-consecutive shutout and the 30th of her career, making one save for the win.
  • The Knights earned eight corner kicks while surrendering just one, and outshot the Pioneers, 32-4.
  • Geneseo earned its sixth-consecutive home victory, dating back to last season. The Knights are 33-7-5 at home since 2013. 

WHAT'S NEXT?

The Knights (2-0-0) will travel to Rochester to battle Nazareth (1-1-0) on Thursday, Sept. 6.