Women's Soccer Defeats Houghton In Double Overtime, 2-1

HOUGHTON, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo senior forward Kelsey Raschke scores the game-winning goal in the second overtime period to lead the Knights to a 2-1 victory at Houghton, Wednesday night, in non-conference play.

"We played really well tonight, especially with our combinations, and we did a good job of attacking and creating opportunities," said head coach Nate Wiley. "We had talked about finishing and not letting teams back into the game but we did a pretty good job of regrouping once Houghton got on the board. It was a good lesson for us to experience on the road against a strong team. The important thing is we're playing good soccer and down the stretch that's what you want to do."

Play went back and fourth in the first half as neither team was able to get on the scoreboard and Geneseo entered halftime with a 10-4 advantage in shots.

In the 62nd minute, junior midfielder Meaghan Johnston tallied her first goal of the season from 25 yards out and off the crossbar after collecting an assist from senior midfielder Marissa Benson.

The Highlanders responded in the 71st minute as sophomore midfielder Nikki Garns scored off a pass from classmate Jessica Beattie to tie the game.

Following a scoreless first overtime, Raschke found the back of the net in the 106th minute of play after Houghton's keeper came off her line and missed a catch, causing the ball to fall directly towards Raschke.

The Knights (7-3-1) outshot the Highlanders (4-5-1), 22-16, and finished with a 4-1 edge in corner kicks while first-year keeper Emily Janiszewski made six saves on the night.

Geneseo returns to action this Saturday at Brockport for a match-up at 1 p.m.