Behrend Men's Soccer Home Opener This Weekend

Behrend Men's Soccer Home Opener This Weekend

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's soccer team will host the annual Herb Lauffer Memorial Soccer Tournament this weekend at the soccer complex on Saturday and Sunday, September 4 and 5.

Weekend Schedule and Live Coverage:

Saturday, September 4: Behrend vs. SUNY Morrisville, 5 p.m. (Video | Live Stats)
Saturday, September 4: Franciscan vs. Baldwin Wallace, 7:30 p.m. (Video | Live Stats)

Sunday, September 5: Consolation Game, 4 p.m. (Video | Live Stats - link available Sunday)
Sunday, September 5: Championship Game, 6:30 p.m. (Video | Live Stats - link available Sunday)

Behrend News & Notes:

* On Wednesday, the Lions fell to Fredonia on a penalty kick with time expired in the first overtime
* Goalkeeper Sam York (Akron, OH/Revere) was unable to make his third overall save of the game on Kevin Loftus' penalty kick
* Behrend is led by a trio of captains in Logan Brinsky (Canonsburg, PA/Peters Township), Christian Eckberg (North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin) and Sean Abraham (Oakmont, PA/Riverview)
* The Lions are the reigning champions of the Herb Lauffer Memorial Tournament (2019)
* Behrend will be facing SUNY Morrisville for the first time in program history

Meet the Opposition:

* Baldwin Wallace was picked sixth in the 2019 OAC Preseason Poll after finishing 2018 with a 7-10-2 overall record
* The Yellow Jackets went 1-1 in last year's Herb Lauffer Memorial Tournament, defeating Chatham 6-1 and falling to Penn State Behrend, 3-2 in the championship game
* Baldwin Wallace dropped a 3-0 decision to Wooster on Wednesday in its season opener

* The Barons had their season opener postponed against Penn State Altoona on Wednesday
* Franciscan was tabbed fifth in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Preseason Poll
* The Baron roster three graduate players and 11 seniors

* SUNY Morrisville tied Oswego 1-1 on Wednesday in the opener for both teams
* Justin Klaczko scored the lone goal for the Mustangs in the 49th minute
* SUNY Morrisville welcomes 15 freshmen to its 2021 roster  

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