Geneseo makes most of soggy conditions

Amy Boldt
Devin DePauw pushes the ball down field as he contends with the soggy field conditions Oct. 7 against Mendota.

Despite the rain that fell on Geneseo all day Oct. 7, the Geneseo soccer team decided to trudge on and square off against visiting Mendota under some very wet and muddy conditions.

Geneseo jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first half and then knocked through two in the second half before the game was called due to the field conditions. The game was ruled a complete game and the Leafs walked away with a 5-0 advantage.

“It was very tough (to play in those conditions), but we did very well,” said head coach Ian Kline. “Any team can get beat in those conditions, but our guys did what they needed to do, which was nice to see and they stepped up and played very well.”

Scoring the opening goal for Geneseo was Dalton?Boelens, unassisted, three minutes into the contest.

“Right away we came out and scored in the third minute, but from there we couldn’t get a good ball off our foot with it being so wet and slippery,” said Kline. “It was nice to see them get a win and it was nice to get out of the game without any injuries.”

Michael Miller added another score for Geneseo on the assist from?Devin DePauw at 22:00, which was followed up by another Miller goal, unassisted, just before the half at 38:00.

The Leafs’ Zach Ogle punched through a goal unassisted to start the second half at 42:00, while Colton Boyles gave Geneseo its fifth score of the game, unassisted, at 50:00.

Geneseo finished the game with 10 shots on goal and one goalie save. Mendota made one shot on goal and had five saves in the net.

Geneseo (5-9-3 overall 4-2 in the NCIC) will be on the road for its next conference match against Dixon at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14, followed by a 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16 non-conference showdown with United Township on the road.