Behrend, Medaille Set For Third Straight AMCC Final

Behrend, Medaille Set For Third Straight AMCC Final

ERIE, Pa. – The No. 2 Penn State Behrend men's soccer team will travel to Buffalo, NY for the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championship game against the top-seeded Medaille Mavericks at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Buffalo Color Park.


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No. 2 Penn State Behrend News & Notes:

* The Behrend Lions defeated No. 3 Mt. Aloysius 4-1 in the AMCC semifinals on Wednesday to advance to the finals
* Behrend tallied two goals in each half to get cruise into the championship game
* Richard Blanchard (Erie, PA/Cathedral Prep) has recorded back-to-back five point games for the Lions
* Blanchard registered two goals and one assist in the semifinals to give him 12 goals and 13 assists this season
* The Lions will take a seven-game winning streak into the finals for a second chance at Medaille, the only team to hand the Lions a loss this season
* The Lions have won four of the last six AMCC Championships
* Behrend is looking to claim its 10th overall AMCC title and second straight
* The Lions have advanced to the AMCC Tournament every year while playing in 21 of the 23 finals since the inception of the conference in 1997
* The Lions continue to lead the AMCC in most goals scored (68), assists (49) and least goals against (13)

No. 1 Medaille News & Notes:

* The Mavericks edged No. 4 Franciscan 1-0 on Wednesday to host the championship game
* Mitchell Ali scored his 20th goal and fifth game winner of the season to lift Medaille over the Barons in the semis
* Ali leads the AMCC with 44 points (20g, 4a)
* The Mavericks are riding a 10-game winning streak

Series History:

* This is the third straight year the Lions and Mavericks meet in the AMCC Championship game
* The Lions hold a 13-12-5 edge over Medaille since the all-time series began in 1997
* The Mavericks tallied a 1-0 victory against the Lions earlier in the season
* Last year, Behrend posted a 3-1 win against Medaille in the AMCC title game
* In 2017, Medaille topped Behrend in the finals on penalty kicks, 5-4

AMCC Tournament Schedule:

First Round: Saturday, November 2

Game 1: #3 Mt. Aloysius d. #6 Pitt-Bradford, 4-1
Game 2: #4 Franciscan d. #5 La Roche, 3-1

Semifinals: Wednesday, November 6

Game 3: #1 Medaille d. #4 Franciscan, 1-0
Game 4: #2 Penn State Behrend d. #3 Mt. Aloysius, 4-1

Finals: Saturday, November 9

Game 5: #2 Behrend at #1 Medaille, 2 p.m.

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