GENESEO, N.Y. – The slate for the 2013 SUNY Geneseo men’s soccer season was recently announced. Third-year head coach Dominic Oliveri and the Knights will play a schedule that includes nine home appearances as well as another run through the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC).
“I am optimistic about the coming season as we return the majority of our squad from last year, said Oliveri. “I tried to be very aggressive with my non-conference scheduling this season in hopes that will prepare us even better for conference play.”
After starting the season with a pair of matches against Johns Hopkins (Aug. 30) and Haverford (Aug. 31) as part of the Drew (N.J.) Tournament, Geneseo will head north for a two-game set versus Clarkson (Sept. 6) and St. Lawrence (Sept. 7). The Knights will open the home portion of the season hosting Ithaca (Sept. 14), before taking on local foes Rochester (Sept. 17) and Hobart (Sept. 21) on the road.
The squad will kick off the SUNYAC season with back-to-back home matches against Buffalo State (Sept. 27) and Fredonia (Sept. 28) before also entertaining Nazareth (Oct. 1) to start off October. Following a pair of road conference matches at defending SUNYAC Champion Oneonta (Oct. 4) and New Paltz (Oct. 5), the Knights will welcome RIT (Oct. 9) as well as Brockport (Oct. 12) to campus.
Geneseo will finish the regular season home stretch with four-straight league matches at Cortland (Oct. 18), at Oswego (Oct. 19), versus Potsdam (Oct. 25) and versus Plattsburgh (Oct. 26) before closing the schedule by hosting St. John Fisher (Oct. 30).
The SUNYAC Tournament is slated to start with quarterfinal matches on Nov. 2, before the semifinals (Nov. 6) and the championship match (Nov. 9), all hosted at the higher-seeded team’s home field.
Geneseo has qualified for every SUNYAC Tournament since 1998, making semifinal appearances on 12 of 15 occasions. Last season, the Knights compiled a 6-10-2 mark, including a 4-3-1 record in the conference, before falling to Cortland, 3-1, in the first round of the league tournament.
2013 SUNY Genseo Men's Soccer Schedule
|8/30||Johns Hopkins (Drew Tournament)||5 p.m.|
|8/31||Haverford (Drew Tournament)||3 p.m.|
|9/7||St. Lawrence||2 p.m.|
|9/27||BUFFALO ST. *||4 p.m.|
|9/28||FREDONIA *||1 p.m.|
|10/4||Oneonta *||4 p.m.|
|10/5||New Paltz *||1 p.m.|
|10/12||BROCKPORT *||1 p.m.|
|10/18||Cortland *||3 p.m.|
|10/19||Oswego *||1 p.m.|
|10/25||POTSDAM *||3 p.m.|
|10/26||PLATTSBURGH *||1 p.m.|
|10/30||ST. JOHN FISHER||3 p.m.|
Home games in BOLD.
* SUNYAC Match