Middletown, Pa. – Penn State Harrisburg improved to 5-0 on the season with a dominating 8-1 victory. Six different players found the back of the net in a complete team effort. Harrisburg would play thirty players during the match including three different goalies.
Penn State Harrisburg 8 vs Clarks Summit 1
Penn State Harrisburg Starters:
Clarks Summit Starters:
Rarick, Rodriguez, Muller, N. Hubbard, Obetta, T. Hubbard, Macey, Irizarry, Lockwood, Tortola, Stephens
Inside the Numbers:
- Team Records: Penn State Harrisburg (5-0) vs Clarks Summit (3-3)
- Shots: Harrisburg 22 vs Clarks Summit 10
- Shots on Goal: Harrisburg 14 vs Clarks Summit 5
- Corner Kicks: Harrisburg 6 vs Clarks Summit 1
- Saves: Harrisburg 4 vs Clarks Summit 6
How it Happened:
It took only 5 minutes for Chase Vilga to score his fourth goal of the season, putting the Lions up 1-0. Four minutes later, Toma Nichik played a ball across the box to Vilga who beat a defender and scored giving the Lions a 2-0 advantage. The Defenders were able to score in the 19th minute, but 30 seconds later, Nichik scored off a pass from Vilga, making the score 3-1. The Lions would strike two more times in the half with Justin Elnahrawy scoring his first goal of the season and Creasy Lopez scoring his second of the season making the halftime score 5-1.
The second half saw the Lions continue the offensive outburst when Joey Aman scored in the 46th minute. Elnahrawy would add his second goal of the game in the 55th minute. Finally, Damian Konefal closed out the game with a goal in the 86th minute off a shot by Robbie Messick that was deflected by the goalkeeper, making the final score 8-1.
Coach Dan Krzyzanowicz, "I am proud of the total team effort today, I thought we showed a lot of quality and depth today. The guys coming off the bench played very well."
Penn State Harrisburg:
- Chase Vilga- 2 Goals and 2 Assists
- Justin Elnahrawy- 2 Goals
- Joey Aman- 1 Goal and 2 Assists
- Toma Nichik- 1 Goal and 2 Assists
- Damian Konefal- 1 Goal
- Creasy Lopez- 1 Goal
- Josh DiPasquale- 2 Assists
- Robbie Messick- 1 Assist
Penn State Harrisburg will be back in action at home on Thursday September 14th against Penn State Berks at 3:00 PM.