Women's Soccer Blanks Cortland, 1-0, For Second-Straight SUNYAC Title

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior forward Domenica Piccoli scored the lone goal to lead the Knights to a 1-0 victory against visiting Cortland in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championship, Saturday at College Stadium.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Cortland goalkeeper Danika Svedson held Geneseo scoreless in the first half with four saves as the Knights outshot the Red Dragons, 13-0, in the first half.
  • In the 61st minute, first-year midfielder Hannah Sullivan beat a defender down the left side and centered a pass to junior midfielder Sarah Loprieno right in front of goal. Loprieno fired a shot on goal that Piccoli deflected past the diving keeper to put the Knights ahead.
  • Senior defender Rachel Walsh led a Knights' backfield that held the Red Dragons without a shot for the length of the match as the Knights earned back-to-back conference championships. 

QUICK FACTS

  • Geneseo (14-3-1) outshot Cortland, 21-0, including a 7-0 advantage in shots on goal and finished with an 8-0 edge in corner kicks.
  • Piccoli netted her team-leading eighth goal of the season, tying her single-season career high (8, 2017). 
  • Geneseo earned its second consecutive SUNYAC title while making its fifth SUNYAC Championship appearance in six seasons.
  • Senior midfielder Jennifer Moran was named SUNYAC Tournament MVP and also earned the SUNYAC Elite 20 award, given to the student-athlete participating in the championship with the highest cumulative GPA.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Rylie Murray, Potsdam
Olivia Seamans, Potsdam
Jessica Mangieri, Plattsburgh
Taylor Adams, Plattsburgh
Brenna Conover, Cortland
Siobhan Swayne, Cortland
Vanessa Romero, Cortland
Emily Janiszewski, Geneseo
Domenica Piccoli, Geneseo
Rachel Walsh, Geneseo
MVP - Jennifer Moran, Geneseo

WHAT'S NEXT?

Geneseo earns an automatic-qualifying bid for the NCAA Tournament. The field will be announced on Monday (Nov. 5) at 1:30 p.m.