Hoover's PK Leads Men's Soccer Past Susquehanna

Hoover's PK Leads Men's Soccer Past Susquehanna

Penn State Harrisburg 1, Susquehanna 0


Harrisburg Starters

Guglielmetti, Gahomera, Jones, Hoover, Aman, Nichik, Schmoyer, Brewer, Rohrbach, Wardle, Caldwell


SU Starters

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.


Who's Next?

The Lions get back to Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) play when they host Salisbury on Saturday afternoon.


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