The Geneseo boys’ soccer team faced tough competition from Western Big 6 foes.

The Geneseo boys’ soccer team faced tough competition from Western Big 6 foes.

Geneseo at Moline

The Maroons’ Gabe Graham sunk the Maple Leafs chances of stealing a road victory with a goal in the 75th minute of the match on Aug. 23.

Geneseo’s Zach Bauer made nine stops in net, but Geneseo’s offense was only able to generate nine shots in the match compared to Moline’s 19.

United Township at Geneseo

The Maple Leafs earned a hard fought 3-2 victory at the Geneseo Soccer Pitch on Aug. 24.

Playing their third game in three days, Geneseo (1-2) looked like the more determined team in front of their fans in the home opener.

Geneseo’s Reed Adams scored the game winner in the 51st minute just moments after the Panthers’ Jordan Griser tied the game at two-all in the second half.

In the first half, Adams chased down a 50-50 ball and launched a shot on net from deep inside the box.

The Panthers’ keeper made a diving deflection, but the Leafs’ Griffin Tracey was there to knock in the rebound for Geneseo’s first goal of the season.

The Leafs’ defense secured a 1-0 lead at halftime with Bauer making a couple of big plays in net.

The Panthers’ Griser scored in the opening minute of the second half to tie the game, but a great header from Braden Robinson on a corner kick put Geneseo back in front.

After Griser scored his second goal of the game, Adams split two defenders in the middle of the field to give Geneseo the lead for good.

Alleman at Geneseo

Off to a red hot-start, the Pioneers quickly put Geneseo in an early hole and held on for a 3-1 victory over the Maple Leafs (1-3) at the Geneseo Soccer Pitch on Aug. 29.

Alleman’s Patrick Schmidt scored in the eighth minute of the match on a free kick from deep inside Geneseo territory.

Austin Fritch scored in the 20th minute to give the Pioneers a cushion.

The Leafs’ Adams scored on a header with an assist from Tracey to give Geneseo a chance going into the second half.

UT’s Fitch dashed Geneseo’s hopes with an early second half goal in the 43rd minute.

The Maple Leafs’ next games will be at the Urbana Tournament starting on Friday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m.