Penn State Harrisburg 1, Susquehanna 0
Guglielmetti, Gahomera, Jones, Hoover, Aman, Nichik, Schmoyer, Brewer, Rohrbach, Wardle, Caldwell
Speckhart, Davies, Misson, Trainor, Barquin, Dempsey, Arrigan, Kenawy, McKee, Mickens, Naiman
How It Happened
A late-game penalty kick from Ethan Hoover proved the difference in Penn State Harrisburg's 1-0 victory over Susquehanna at the Nittany Soccer Field on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 3.
Hoover scored the lone goal in an otherwise defensive struggle with just 3:36 left to play in regulation after a teammate was fouled in the box by River Hawks' goalkeeper Kyle Speckhart while chasing down a loose ball. The team captain fired his attempt past a diving Speckhart to break the scorless tie in the 86th minute.
The Lions (12-1) were the more aggressive team for much of the contest, especially ramping up the intensity as the second half ticked away. The Blue & White got off six shots in the final 45 minutes, compared to just one attempt by SU (1-7-2).
Inside the Numbers
- The Lions' win over Susquehanna was the first in the history of the series.
- The Blue & White improved to 2-1 on the season in one-score games.
- Penn State Harrisburg outshot the River Hawks 9-3 overall and 4-2 in shots on goal.
- Each team accumulated five corner kick opportunities.
- Each team was assessed a pair of yellow cards.
- Ethan Hoover's game winner was his seventh marker of the season.
- Harrisburg goalkeeper Nicholas Guglielmetti made two saves in earning the victory.
- Kyle Speckhart made three saves in goal for SU.
The Lions get back to Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) play when they host Salisbury on Saturday afternoon.