Maple Leafs earn a signature win on the pitch

Chris Steele
Ryan Morgan, center, races passed defenders during Geneseo’s victory against Ottawa.

The Maple Leafs’ soccer team earned a big win against Sterling, played Rochelle to a tie and battled Ottawa on Autograph Night.

Geneseo at Sterling

The Maple Leafs earned a solid victory over the Golden Warriors for a 2-0 victory in Sterling on Sept. 11. Geneseo’s Carson Rice scored to give Geneseo a lead, and Mitchel Benhart added some insurance with a score. Geneseo’s JV team picked up a 6-0 win over the Golden Warriors.

Geneseo at Rochelle

The Maple Leafs’ rallied to tie the Hubs two-all in Rochelle on Sept. 13. Griffin Tracey scored a pair of goals for Geneseo.

Ottawa at Geneseo

The Maple Leafs’ Tracey scored late in the second half to push Geneseo past Ottawa on Autograph Night at the Geneseo Soccer Pitch on Sept. 18.

A senior, Tracey scored the game-winner with less than three minutes remaining to lead Geneseo to a 1-0 victory, and the Leafs’ Zach Bauer earned the shutout in net.

Geneseo improves to 3-0-1 in Northern Illinois Big 12 matches and 4-9-1 overall.