Wager’s Strike in the Final Seconds Gives Men’s Soccer a 2-1 Victory over Fredonia

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore forward Bryan Wager scored the game-winning goal with 34 seconds left in the second overtime period to propel the Knights to a 2-1 victory over visiting Fredonia in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) action, Saturday at College Stadium.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Geneseo (4-3-1, 1-1-0 SUNYAC) opened the scoring in the 66th minute when senior midfielder Alex Clar sent the Blue Devils' sophomore goalkeeper Ty Bentham the wrong way on a penalty kick. 
  • Fredonia (5-3-0, 0-2-0 SUNYAC) equalized in the 80th minute after first-year defender Sam Wagner scored on a looping header on an assist from sophomore defender Matt Casey.
  • In the final seconds, junior midfielder Gavin Gleasman won a tackle in the defensive end and sent a through ball ahead to senior forward Joey Vucic down the right flank. Vucic ran it down and played a pass inside the box to Wager, who took a touch and slotted in a low shot into the middle of the net for the win.

QUICK FACTS

  • Sophomore goalkeeper Dillon Medd recorded five saves to earn the victory in net.
  • Geneseo outshot the Blue Devils 27-16, while earning 12 shots on goal to the Devils' six.
  • The victory over Fredonia marks the Knights' third straight against the Blue Devils. 

WHAT'S NEXT

The Knights return to action on Friday (Sept. 29) as they travel to face Oneonta in a SUNYAC showdown at 3 p.m.