Lions Prep for Heavyweight Bout to Determine AMCC Regular Season Champs

Lions Prep for Heavyweight Bout to Determine AMCC Regular Season Champs

ERIE, P.a. – The Penn State Behrend men's soccer team will hit I-90 for an AMCC finale with the Medaille Mavericks tomorrow night. The winner will claim the top spot in the AMCC, earning the title of regular season champions and the No. 1 seed in the AMCC Tournament. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m.


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Penn State Behrend News & Notes

* The Lions and Mavericks enter Tuesday with a 7-0 record in conference play
* Behrend hasn't allowed a goal during its last three games and was victorious in their last 10
* The Lions eight shutouts are number one in the AMCC along with a 0.65 goals-against average
* Behrend leads the AMCC with 18 different goal scorers this season
* Cameron Eckberg (Westmoreland City, Pa./Norwin) leads all Lions with eight goals, five of them coming in conference action
* Matthew Romesberg Jr. (Hollsopple, Pa./North Star) has registered six points in his last four games
* With a win, it would be the first Regular Season Title for the Lions since the 2018 season


Medaille News & Notes

* Freshman Ander Castillo is tied for first in the AMCC and NCAA Division III lead in goals with 22
* Goalkeeper Dante Gesamondo is currently 8-0-1 with a .915 save percentage and 0.45 goals-against average
* The Mavericks are riding a six-game win streak
* Medaille has scored a conference-leading 52 goals this year
* They are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games


Series History

* Behrend leads the series 14-12-5
* The last matchup came in the 2019 AMCC title game where Behrend advanced to the NCAA Tournament with a 1-0 win
* A Lion victory would mark the first consecutive win in the series since 2017
* The two teams have met in the AMCC Championship the last four official seasons and 12 of the last 13

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