Women's Soccer Settles For Draw at Rochester, 2-2

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore forward Miranda Ozimek scored a goal and tallied an assist but the Knights took a draw against host Rochester, 2-2, on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Rochester scored in the first minute of play, when a shot to the near post snuck in just 35 seconds after the opening whistle. 
  • In the second half, Geneseo tied the game on a goal from junior forward Domenica Piccoli. Ozimek sent a low cross in from the right wing towards the center of the box where Piccoli beat the keeper with a low shot to the far corner.
  • Less than three minutes later, senior Jennifer Moran launched a free kick to the back post where Ozimek connected with a header, beating the Rochester keeper to put the Knights ahead, 2-1. 
  • In the 85th minute, Rochester intercepted an errant pass along the back line and scored on a breakaway to tie the game. 
  • In extra time Geneseo's best chance to score came in the 108th minute when junior midfielder Grace Dunnigan had her shot blocked out of bounds. On the ensuing corner kick, junior back Taylor Clar sent a header goalward, but it went off the crossbar and over the net. 

QUICK FACTS

  • Sophomore goalkeeper Julia McDonald received her first career start, while sophomore goalkeeper Marissa Quimby saw her first action in a Knights uniform, making three saves in the second half and overtime periods.
  • Ozimek leads the team with two goals, two assists and six points on the year. 
  • This marks the first game in which Piccoli has scored that the Knights have not earned the victory.

WHAT'S NEXT? 

The Knights (2-1-1) will travel to Geneva to take on William Smith on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 4:00 p.m.