Middletown, Pa.- This afternoon the Penn State Harrisburg men's soccer team took on fellow CAC conference opponent Wesley. At halftime, the Wolverines were leading 2-0 but Harrisburg was able to score two goals in the second half but eventually fell to Wesley 4-2.
The first half went back and forth between both teams but Wesley was able to capitalize off of two scoring opportunities. Penn State came out in the second half with a much needed sense of urgency. Freshman Dustin Rohrbach (Hamburg, Pa. / Hamburg) played a beautiful ball through Wesley's defense in the 60th minute of play. Senior Aaron Kline (Myerstown, Pa. / Elco) was able to break through and run onto Rohrbach's ball. Kline slid the ball easily past the opposing keeper to make it 2-1. The Wolverines went on to score two more goals in the second half but Harrisburg did not give up. In the last ten minutes of play, Harrisburg was awarded a corner kick. Kline played a short ball to Junior Alex Panuccio (Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Mechanicsburg Area) who crossed the ball across the cage. The ball bounced around in the box before Manny Little (Selinsgrove, Pa. / Selinsgrove) got a foot on the ball and sent it into the back of the net. Harrisburg was unable to find two more goals to tie it up.
Penn State Harrisburg returns to play on Saturday, October 17th. The Nittany Lions will take on Southern Virginia. The men will look to get their first conference win while also celebrating Senior Day.