Hosting a regional playoff game for the first time since 2010, the Genesee Community College women's soccer team made the most of home field advantage on Tuesday night and defeated visiting Hudson Valley Community College, 2-1.
As the top seed in the west, Genesee earned a first round bye and welcomed #4 Hudson Valley CC out of the east to town after the Lady Vikings defeated Jamestown Community College in the opening round of the Region III playoffs on Saturday.
Neither team made good on any first half chances and both teams went into the half scoreless.
It wasn't until the 61st minute that Kate Springsteen gave Genesee a 1-0 lead with her seventh goal of the season. Rachel VanDuser assisted on the goal.
Ashley Makowski made it 2-0 GCC just five-minutes later with a goal that would prove to be the game-winner. It was Makowski's 12th goal of the season.
It remained 2-0 Genesee until the 88th minute when Hudson Valley scored to cut the Lady Cougars' lead down to one. GCC was able to control possession for the final 1:30 and held on to advance to the Region III Finals.
Genesee will play SUNY Delhi in the finals on Saturday at Tompkins-Cortland Community College. #2 SUNY Delhi defeated #3 Tompkins-Cortland Community College on Tuesday night, 4-1 to reach the finals. The winner will represent Region III group B in the NJCAA National Tournament.
GCC is now 13-3-1 overall on the season.