GENESEO -- Trailing by three goals at halftime, things didn't look particularly good for the Clarkson University Men's Soccer team. However, the Golden Knights amazingly scored four times in the second half to overcome the deficit and earn a hard fought 4-3 victory Friday afternoon.
The Golden Knights moved to 2-1 overall with the victory, and Clarkson will look to maintain its strong start against the University of Rochester on Saturday afternoon.
Geneseo scored in the 6th, 21st, and 35th minutes, taking a 3-0 lead in the first half despite owning only a modest 7-4 lead in shots at halftime. Clarkson began to chip away in the second half when David Maiorino (Holbrook, NY) scored on a direct kick from just outside the box at 61:13. Sophomore Bryan Malone (Tully, NY) scored twice within a five-minute span, both on passes from Elliott Carter (Ottawa, ONT). Malone scored early in the 66th minute on a cross to the left post by Carter, and then added another late in the 70th minute when he tallied off a direct kick from Carter, tying the score 3-3.
The Knights gained the game-winner in minute-84 when junior Tobin Boomer (Louisville, KY) picked up possession of a loose ball at the top of the box and deposited it into the back of the net, completing the unlikely turn around.
Geneseo owned a narrow 13-12 edge in shots, but an 11-4 lead in corner kick chances. Scott Stuart (Ottawa, ONT) made two saves for Clarkson.