Kotby's Golden Goal Downs Gwynedd Mercy in Double OT

Kotby's Golden Goal Downs Gwynedd Mercy in Double OT

Penn State Harrisburg 1, Gwynedd Mercy 0 (2OT)


Harrisburg Starters

Guglielmetti, Lucas, Nichik, Hambleton, LaVia, Peters, Kirsch, Grant, Wardle, Foster, Ferreira


GMU Starters

Czajka, Minnich, Ricci, Greenley, Redick, Bascone, McCook, Higgins, Hanuscin, Kerkering, Blair


How It Happened

Behind the game winner from Mohamed Kotby in the 101st minute, Penn State Harrisburg earned a 1-0 double overtime road victory over Gwynedd Mercy in the team's final non-conference outing of the season on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 2.


The Lions (8-4) found themselves involved in their second overtime contest in as many days after neither squad was able to find the back of the net during the game's first 90 minutes. Despite outshooting the Griffins (3-8-1) 16-to-3 in regulation, the Blue & White were unable to grab the lead.


That all changed with the visitors' first and only shot of the second extra session when Kotby put his attempt past GMU goalkeeper Tyler Blair with 8:09 left on the clock, ending the game and sending the Penn State Harrisburg bench into a frenzy.


Inside the Numbers

- The Lions finished the fall with a 4-4 record in non-conference play.

- Wednesday's contest was the team's second overtime contest of the season.

- The win was the sixth shutout of the year for the Blue & White.

- Penn State Harrisburg finished with a massive 20-to-3 advantage in total shots.

- The Blue & White also held a 12-to-2 edge in shots on target.

- The visitors tallied five corner kicks, while Gwynedd Mercy had four.

- Mohamed Kotby's game winner was his first marker of the year.

- Penn State Harrisburg goalkeeper Nicholas Guglielmetti made two saves in earning the victory.

- Tyler Blair made 11 stops in goal for the Griffins.


Who's Next?

It's back to North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action when the Lions travel to Penn State Berks on Saturday afternoon.


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