Double-OT Defeat Ends Men's Soccer's Season In ECACs

Double-OT Defeat Ends Men's Soccer's Season In ECACs

ECAC Tournament First Round

Wesley 1, Penn State Harrisburg 0 (2OT)


Harrisburg Starters

Guglielmetti, Jones, Hoover, Aman, Nichik, Schmoyer, Cummings, Brewer, Rohrbach, Foster, Caldwell


Wesley Starters

Springsteen, Chavez, Dina, Carboni, Robinson, Cruz, Garza, Gbonimy, Yeager, Flores-Gomez, Hood


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg's 2018-19 season came to an end in heartbreaking fashion when the team fell 1-0 to Wesley in a double-overtime thriller in the opening round of the ECAC Championship Tournament on the campus of Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md. On Friday night, Nov. 9.


After 102 minutes of defensive struggles and scoreless action, Wesley's Danny Garza netted the only marker of the contest with a blast into the top left corner of the goal that ended the game with 7:42 remaining in the second extra session.


The Lions (14-4-4) had a number of scoring chances, particularly in the first half. The Blue & White appeared to get on the board first when Joey Aman finished off a nice feed in the opening minutes but the apparent goal was waved off due to an offside call. He had another good look at a go-ahead score when a cross into the box got past Wolverines' goalkeeper Kyle Springsteen and found his feet but the ball deflected away before he could get off a shot.


Harrisburg had five corner kick opportunities in the second half but only one resulted in getting a shot off. That attempt came in the 86th minute but Luis Velasco's shot sailed high.


Wesley (15-4-1) had a chance to end things in regulation when Tyler Killenbeck headed an attempt towards the Blue & White goal with 1:23 remaining but goalkeeper Nicholas Guglielmetti was there to make the stop.


Number to Know

7 – The number of double-overtime games that Penn State Harrisburg was involved in during the 2018-19 season.


Inside the Numbers

- Wesley finished with a 16-9 advantage it total shots. Each team tallied four shots on goal.

- Each squad had five corner kick opportunities.

- Only one yellow card was issued during the contest.

- Ethan Hoover got off a game-high three shots on target.

- Nicholas Guglielmetti made three saves in goal for Penn State Harrisburg.

- Wesley goalkeeper Kyle Springsteen made four stops in earning the victory.


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