Lions Win Home Opener

Lions Win Home Opener

Harrisburg, Pa.  The Penn State Harrisburg Men's Soccer team used five second half goals to pick up a 6-0 win over Bryn Athyn College in their first game of the 2018 season. Toma Nichik scored in the first minute of the game on a breakaway set up by a pass from Shammah Gahomera. In the second half, Ethan Hoover, Joey Aman, Alexander Wardle, Luis Velasco, and Chase Foster all found the back of the net. 


The Result:

Penn State Harrisburg 6 vs Bryn Athyn 0

Penn State Harrisburg Starters:

Shammah Gahomera, Mason Jones, Ethan Hoover, Toma Nichik, Christian Schmoyer, Aaron Cummings, Creasy Lopez, Jared Brewer, Dustin Rohrbach, Eric Caldwell, Carlos Acosta


Bryn Athyn Starters:

Brock, Broomhead, Sule, Conroy, Chaves, Rodriguez, Medina, McCurdy, Prinos, Elder


Inside the Numbers:

  • Team Records: Penn State Harrisburg (1-0) vs. Bryn Athyn (0-1)
  • Shots: Harrisburg 19 vs Bryn Athyn 4
  • Shots on Goal: Harrisburg 13 vs Bryn Athyn 1
  • Corner Kicks: Harrisburg 6 vs Bryn Athyn 7
  • Saves: Harrisburg 1 vs Bryn Athyn 7


How it Happened:

It did not take long for the Lions to get there first goal of the season with Shammah Gahomera intercepting a pass near the midfield and finding Toma Nichik for the break away in goal in the first minute of the game. Both sides would then settle in to a physical first half that saw 18 fouls called. The Lions would not get another clean look at the goal until the 44th minute, when Leifdon Pratchett found some open space in the box. Partchett could not convert however, and the game went to the half tied.


Ethan Hoover would get the offense going in the second half when he scored a beautiful goal striking the ball off a bounce into the back of the net, putting the Lions ahead 2-0. Joey Aman would then capitalize on a foul in the box, scoring on a penalty kick to put the Lions ahead 3-0. With the momentum behind the Lions offense, they would continue pressing the attack taking 14 of their 19 shots in the second half. Alexander Wardle, Luis Velasco, and Chase Foster would all add goals in the second half to complete the offensive explosion.  


Individual Leaders:

Ethan Hoover- Goal

Toma Nichik- Goal

Joey Aman- Goal

Alexander Wardle- Goal

Luis Velasco- Goal

Chase Foster- Goal

Shammah Gahomera- 2 Assists


What's Next:

The Lions will be back in action tomorrow, September 1st, when they take on Farmingdale State at 12PM.