JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – East Tennessee State continued its recent success against ranked opponents, taking down No. 17 UAB 1-0, courtesy of junior David Geno’s golden goal with 2:04 remaining in double overtime on Sunday afternoon at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
As the clock wound down in the final overtime session, redshirt senior Colin Pugh sent a ball across the field to an oncoming Franck Doumbe. Doumbe controlled the cross just inside the right half of the penalty area, sending a pass to Geno just outside the top of the six-yard box who struck gold for the Bucs’ first home win against a ranked team in program history.
ETSU (3-1-0) is now unbeaten in four consecutive games against the NSCAA Top 25, having tied then-No. 25 Furman and beaten then-No. 24 UNC Greensboro and then-No. 14 William and Mary last year.
Geno’s goal with 2:04 remaining was his team-leading third of the season, while he also leads the Bucs in game-winning goals with two.