Penn State Harrisburg 2, Penn College 1
Guglielmetti, Gahomera, Jones, Brewer, Aman, Nichik, LaVia, Zagorski, Ventura, Krantweiss, Myers
Penn College Starters
Skwirut, Jackson, McKeon, C. McFarland, Conkle, K. McFarland, Snyder, Voland, Wartman, Gibson, Potts
How It Happened
Penn State Harrisburg erased a second-half deficit and scored twice in the final 22 minutes to secure a 2-1 victory over Penn College in the team's North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opener at NIttany Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 14.
With the score tied and less than 10 minutes remaining in regulation, Mason Jones gathered a ball from Haydyn Zagorski on the opposing side of midfield, drove through no less than five Wildcat defenders and flipped a beautiful attempt over unsuspecting Penn College goalkeeper Brendan Skwirut and into the back of the net in the 81st minute to give the Lions (4-3, 1-0 NEAC) a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
The Blue & White trailed as late as the 68th minute but Jared Brewer came up big when he converted the equalizer with 21:46 left to play. After Darion Ferreira sent a ball into the right side of the box, the defender made a pretty slide to get a touch on a shot that skirted past Skwirut and into the corner of the net, breathing new life into the home team for the stretch run.
Despite managing just one shot in the first half, the Wildcats (0-4, 0-1 NEAC) got on the board first when Josiah Potts crossed a ball from left of the Penn State Harrisburg goal that Daniel Jackson was able to strike into goal from just off center in the game's eighth minute.
Inside the Numbers
- The Lions finished with a 12-to-4 advantage in total shots.
- Penn State Harrisburg also held a 6-to-3 edge in shots on target.
- The Blue & White got off six corner kicks on the day, compared to just one for the Wildcats.
- Mason Jones' game winner was his first marker of the season.
- Jared Brewer's equalizer was the first goal of his collegiate career.
- Nicholas Guglielmetti made two saves in goal to earn his fourth win of the season.
- Penn College goalkeeper Brendan Skwirut made four stops in a losing effort.
The Lions get a week off before traveling to Lancaster Bible for another conference tilt on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 21.