HONEOYE-FALLS — The Geneseo boys soccer team captured the Class C2 sectional title today, with a solid 3-0 win over Marion for the second year in a row.
The first half was very evenly matched, with several shots on each goal. Four minutes into the second half, Geneseo’s Bryan Rollins snuck in a goal while the Marion goalie and defender suffered some miscommunication.
“We were patient and finally found the net in the second half, and it gave us a good boost,” Geneseo’s head coach Chris Masters said. “It was a great team effort, we worked hard, and ultimately outplayed them.”
Rollins was served a yellow card shortly after his goal due to a scuffle with a Marion player but Geneseo did not let it slow them down; they kept their momentum going through the rest of the second half and increased the pressure on Marion’s tired defense.
With 13 minutes left in the half, Marion couldn’t stop Jimmy Root, a junior, from scoring a picture-perfect goal from 30 yards out.
“It was a tough first half, but we just fought through it together and came out with a great win,” Root said.
Then, with 1:26 left on the clock, Geneseo’s Mo Carlone came up the left side of the field with a defender on his back and shot a rocket past the goalie into the right corner to solidify the win.
“I though it was a really great dominating performance by the whole team, everyone played really well,” Masters said.
Despite the yellow card, Bryan Rollins was awarded the Most Valuable Player award for his unrelenting efforts.
Geneseo finishes the season with an impressive 18-2 record.