Men's Soccer Downs Mt. Aloysius in AMCC Opener

Men's Soccer Downs Mt. Aloysius in AMCC Opener

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's soccer team scored two goals in three minutes to defeat Mt. Aloysius 2-0 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) opener on Saturday afternoon.

Final Score: Behrend 2, Mt. Aloysius 0
Records: Behrend (4-3, 1-0 AMCC), Mt. Aloysius (1-3-3, 0-1 AMCC)

Key Moments

* The Lions had a repeat of their last game, scoring two goals in the second half after a scoreless first 45 minutes
* The win is the second straight shutout for Behrend
* In the 74th minute, Blake Cooper (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) sent a ball in off a corner kick and Andrew Cassano (Bethel Park, PA/Bethel Park) headed in his first collegiate goal and game winner
* Justin Hockenberger (Spencerport, NY/Spencerport) was able to block the view of goalie Luke Priestley to allow Cassano's header into the net
* Less than three minutes later, Cameron Eckberg (Westmoreland City, PA/Norwin) took a low-driving shot from the top and sent it into the left corner for a quick 2-0 lead
* Aaron Kovatch (Caracas, Venezuela/Madison Learning Center) fed Eckberg the ball for his first collegiate assist
* The Mounties' Juan Camacho had the best chance for scoring when his direct kick hit the top of the crossbar with 10:35 left to play
* Sam York (Akron, OH/Revere) improves to 4-2 in the goal with five saves for the shutout

Up Next:

* Behrend returns to action on Wednesday against Chatham. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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