After facing some tough competition earlier this season, the Geneseo?High School boys’ soccer team is on the right track earning wins over Alleman and LaSalle-Peru this past week.


After facing some tough competition earlier this season, the Geneseo?High School boys’ soccer team is on the right track earning wins over Alleman and LaSalle-Peru this past week.

Geneseo vs. Alleman

In non-conference action, the Leafs scored a 4-1 win over visiting Alleman Sept. 18 in Geneseo.

“We obviously didn’t start off well and Alleman got the first goal,” said head coach Ian Kline. “We were sleeping, but the goal woke us up a bit and throughout the game we started to pick it up and play.”

Drew Haars scored the first goal for Geneseo on the assist from Jacob Arnold at 9:00, which was followed by an unassisted goal by Arnold.

In the second half, Tobi?Pautz punched in Geneseo’s third goal of the game on the assist from Arnold, while Jacob Samuelson scored the Leafs’ final goal on the assist from Gianni Davis.

The Leafs finished the game with 11 shots on goal and Jacob Rahn had five saves in the net.

Alleman took six shots on goal and had eight saves in the net.

Geneseo vs. LaSalle-Peru

LaSalle-Peru was no match for the visiting Leafs Sept. 16 as Geneseo shut down the Cavaliers 9-0.

“We were pretty dominant in the LP game,” said Kline. “Their field was difficult to play on and it was a different atmosphere. Our bench players played most of the second half and we all played pretty well as a team.”

In the first half, Geneseo punched in four goals to take the 4-0 advantage at the half.
Haars started things off with a goal on the assist from Arnold at the 11:00 mark.

Pautz followed with a goal on the assist from Dalton Boelens at 21:00, while Arnold knocked in a goal on the assist from Pautz at 27:00. Sawyer Claus closed out the half with a goal on the assist from Pautz 2:00 later.

As LaSalle-Peru remained scoreless, the Leafs continued their offensive attack on the other end of the field, knocking five goals past the Cavalier goalie.

Josh DuBois scored the first goal of the half on the assist from?Haars, which was followed up by a Colin Pullman goal on the assist from?Boelens.

“Josh DuBois has been really stepping up his game,” said Kline. “He has moved from a sub to a starter. His game has stepped up very nicely and it is nice to see he is really confident this year.”

Arnold added his second goal of the night, unassisted, while Adam Stenzel on the assist from Justin Seeley punched one into the back of the net.

Davis on the assist from Seeley scored the Leafs final goal of the night just before the final horn sounded.

“Those are the games you hope to have, which was awesome,” said Kline of getting his bench players some minutes. “It was nice to get those kids supporting the team the time they deserve.”

Geneseo finished the game with 14 shots on goal and Devin?Peterson had four saves in the net.

LaSalle-Peru had four shots on goal and made five saves in the net.

“Playing consistently is something we need to work on,” said Kline. “If we play consistently we should be good in conference, but any game can change the conference so there is little room for error.”

Geneseo’s Sept. 21 game with Ottawa was postponed due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Geneseo.

The Leafs (5-3-1 overall and 2-0 in the NIB12) will next host Sterling at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28.