Harrisburg Pulls Away From Penn State Berks

Harrisburg Pulls Away From Penn State Berks

Middletown, Pa. Penn State Harrisburg improved to 6-0, after dispatching former NEAC rival Penn State Berks. The Lions used three second half goals to put the game out of reach.

The Result:

Penn State Harrisburg 4 vs Penn State Berks 0

Penn State Harrisburg Starters:

Nicholas Guglielmetti, Nathan Morgan, Victor Weaver, Ethan Hoover, Joey Aman, Chase Vilga, Christian Schmoyer, Justin Elnahrawy, Creasy Lopez, Josh DiPasquale, and Jared Brewer

Penn State Berks Starters:

Ulrich, Mays, Mercier, Fagley, Shenk, Scheetz, Valverde, Fischer, Raab, Zavala, and Sosa

Inside the Numbers:

  • Team Records: Penn State Harrisburg (6-0) vs Penn State Berks (3-3)
  • Shots: Harrisburg 18 vs Berks 7
  • Shots on Goal: Harrisburg 8 vs Berks 3
  • Corner Kicks: Harrisburg 7 vs Berks 2
  • Saves: Harrisburg 3 vs Berks 4

How it Happened:

Penn State Berks controlled play early, even having a goal called back in the 5th minute. However, Penn State Harrisburg adjusted and created several opportunities throughout the rest of the half. The Lions final scored when Chase Vilga crossed a ball across the box to a wide-open Victor Weaver, who buried the shot. Harrisburg took a 1-0 lead into halftime. Coming out of the half, Justin Elnahrawy found Vilga in front of the net, and Vilga capitalized, giving Harrisburg a two-goal advantage. The Lions were able to draw a foul in the box in the 78th minute, allowing Ethan Hoover to score on a penalty kick. In complete control of the game, Alexander Wardle made an incredible pass into Joey Aman, who buried the fourth and final goal of the match.   

Coach Thoughts:

Head Coach Dan Krzyzanowicz "Tonight was an excellent overall effort tactically and physically by our side against a very tough Berks side.  I was pleased with our defensive perseverance, work rate and ability to stay connected.  We scored some outstanding goals and I hope that is a sign of things to come in CAC play.  But, now we have to focus our attention on a very talented Elizabethtown side for Saturday."

Individual Leaders:

Penn State Harrisburg:

What's Next:

Penn State Harrisburg will be back in action on Saturday September 16th, at home against local foe Elizabethtown at 12:00 PM.