Men's Soccer Set to Compete in Brick City Classic Hosted by Rutgers Newark

Men's Soccer Set to Compete in Brick City Classic Hosted by Rutgers Newark

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's soccer team will travel to Newark, New Jersey for a pair of non-conference games this weekend at the Brick City Classic. The Lions will face Rutgers Newark on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and then battle TCNJ on Sunday, beginning at 12 p.m.

Weekend Schedule and Live Coverage:

Friday, September 10 – Penn State Behrend at Rutgers Newark, 7:30 p.m. (Live Stats | Video)  
Sunday, September 12 – Penn State Behrend vs. TCNJ (at Rutgers Newark), 12 p.m. (Live Stats | Video

Behrend News & Notes:

* The Lions captured the Herb Lauffer Memorial Soccer Tournament last weekend with a pair of wins
* Behrend defeated Morrisville 6-0 in the opening game and then posted a 4-1 decision over Baldwin Wallace in the championship game
* Senior midfielder Cameron Eckberg (Westmoreland City, PA/Norwin) was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Offensive Player of the Week for scoring two goals and adding an assist for five points in the HLM Tournament
* Junior goalkeeper Sam York (Akron, OH/Revere) earned AMCC Defensive Player of the Week
* York posted a 2-1 record on the week, making nine saves including one on a penalty kick in the HLM Championship game
* Freshman Chris Profaca (Basking Ridge, NJ/Ridge) and senior Matthew Romesberg Jr. (Hollsopple, PA/North Star) also tallied two goals apiece over the weekend, while freshman Blake Cooper (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) dished out a pair of assists
* Head coach Dan Perritano is currently ranked 10th among active winningest coaches in Division III men's soccer with a 355-163-42 overall record

Rutgers Newark News & Notes:

* The Scarlet Raiders are 1-2 entering the Brick City Classic
* Rutgers Newark competed in the Athey Cup hosted by Washington last weekend
* The Scarlet Raiders fell to Washington 3-2 in the season opener and then defeated DeSales 4-2
* Ryan Caruso and Franco Catania have three goals apiece this season
*  Rugters Newark is coming off a 3-2 loss to Stevens on Wednesday night

TCNJ News & Notes:

* The Lions blanked FDU-Florham in their home opener on Wednesday, 2-0
* TCNJ dropped a pair of 2-1 decisions to Elizabethtown and Lebanon Valley over the opening weekend
* Luke Pascarella leads the team with two goals, including the game winner on Wednesday
* TCNJ tallied a 10-4-4 overall record in 2019

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