UC Santa Cruz 3, Geneseo State 1



Greensboro, N.C. -- UC Santa Cruz defeated Geneseo State, 3-1, in an NCAA Division III semifinal match at Macpherson Stadium. The Banana Slugs (21-1-1) advance to the championship game on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Matt Marquess put UCSC on the board in the 21st minute. Alex Tocco earned the assist on the play. Geneseo trailed 1-0 at the intermission as UCSC held a 10-2 shot advantage.

Bryan Baird extended the Slug's lead to 2-0 in the 57th minute. His goal was unassisted. Teammate Zach Migdal tallied in the 69th minute on an assist from David Frank.

The Knights got on the board at 79:16 when first year Patrick Occhiuto took a through ball from senior David Fink and blasted a shot off the goalkeepers hands for the lone Geneseo (17-5-2) goal.

-- Courtesy Greensboro College