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.
Penn State Harrisburg 4 vs Penn State Berks 0
Penn State Harrisburg Starters:
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.
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."
Penn State Harrisburg:
- Chase Vilga- 1 Goal and 1 Assist
- Victor Weaver- 1 Goal
- Ethan Hoover- 1 Goal
- Joey Aman- 1 Goal
- Justin Elnahrawy- 1 Assist
- Alexander Wardle- 1 Assist
Penn State Harrisburg will be back in action on Saturday September 16th, at home against local foe Elizabethtown at 12:00 PM.