Second-Half Scoring Lifts Behrend Past SUNY Morrisville

Second-Half Scoring Lifts Behrend Past SUNY Morrisville

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's soccer team advances to the Herb Lauffer Memorial Championship game with a convincing 6-1 win over SUNY Morrisville on Saturday night.

Final Score: Behrend 6, SUNY Morrisville 0
Records: Behrend (1-1), SUNY Morrisville (0-1-1)

Key Moments

* The Behrend Lions went on a scoring frenzy in the second half, netting five goals to record their first win of the season
* Chris Profaca (Basking Ridge, NJ/Ridge) tallied the first and eventual game-winning goal in the 37th minute
* Profaca also scored the final goal of the game and matching Cameron Eckberg (Westmoreland City, PA/Norwin) with two goals each
* Eckberg came alive in the second half with back-to-back goals on assists from Blake Cooper (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional)
* Cooper registered his first collegiate assists less than three minute apart on passes to Eckberg early in the second half
* Cooper then got his first collegiate goal on a one-touch shot off a ball from Logan Brinsky (Canonsburg, PA/Peters Township) in the 53rd minute
* Senior Matthew Romesberg Jr. (Hollsopple, PA/North Star) had a hand in the final two goals, scoring the first one and then assisting Profaca at the 84:05 mark
* Sam York (Akron, OH/Revere) recorded his second collegiate win of his career with just two saves for the shutout

Up Next:

* Behrend will face Baldwin Wallace in the HLM Championship game tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.

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