Men's Soccer Heads to Penn State Altoona Saturday

Men's Soccer Heads to Penn State Altoona Saturday

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's soccer team is headed to Penn State Altoona for an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) contest set for 4:15 p.m.


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Penn State Behrend News & Notes:

* The Lions defeated Pitt-Bradford 3-1 on Wednesday in the AMCC Game of the Week
* Andrew Cassano tallied one goal and one assist, while Tyler Vandemerwe (Erie, PA/Cathedral Prep) registered a pair of assists
* Behrend has 12 different players with a goal this season and eight with at least a goal and an assist
* The Lions lead the league with a 0.89 goals-against average and are tied for first with four shutouts
* Behrend enters the contest on a five-game winning streak and have a 3-2 record when playing on the road

Penn State Altoona News & Notes

* The Altoona Lions are 8-3 overall and 2-1 in the AMCC
* Altoona fell to Medaille 1-0 for its only conference loss
* The Lions bounced back to defeat Pitt-Greensburg on Wednesday, 1-0
* Ciaran Carr scored in the 77th minute to lead Altoona past the Bobcats
* Freshman keeper Tommy Packevicz was named the ECAC Division III South Region Goalkeeper of the Month, while freshman forward Grady Ballard received ECAC Rookie of the Month honors

Series History

* The Lions and Altoona have been battling since 1970
* With a 30-year gap from 1971-2001, Behrend holds a 17-7 overall record
* The Behrend Lions have won eight in a row
* Altoona's last win was a 2-1 decision back in 2012

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