Swann Nets Hat Trick En Route To Shutout Victory

Swann Nets Hat Trick En Route To Shutout Victory

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's soccer team scored a shutout victory, 11-0, against Wells in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action Tuesday afternoon.

Score: Penn State Behrend 11, Wells 0
Records: Penn State Behrend (5-2-2, 2-0 AMCC), Wells (0-5-2, 0-2 AMCC)

Key Moments

* Four different Lions recorded their first collegiate goals with two players tallying their first collegiate points
* Blake Cooper (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) factored in on the first three goals of the contest for Behrend
* Cooper assisted on scores by Johnathan Swann (Allison Park, PA/North Allegheny) and Justin LeDonne (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) in the first 13 minutes of the game and then netted his own goal in the 15th minute
* Swann notched the first hat trick of his career, scoring two unassisted goals to start the second half along with his first half goal
* The junior forward had a game-high six points, while Cooper registered four points
* Dylan Akut (Pittsburgh, PA/Plum), Andy Jones (Girard, PA/Girard), Ben Pittman (Plum, PA/Plum), and Vincent Padalino (Erie, PA/Cathedral Prep) delivered their first collegiate goals. This marks the first collegiate points for Padalino and Pittman
* Jones added an assist to Pittman in the 73rd minute
* Other scorers for the Lions were Tyler Vandemerwe (Erie, PA/Cathedral Prep) and Nate Coleman (Vandergrift, PA/Kiski Area), while Zak Schwarzel (South Park, PA/South Park), Mason Le (Canonsburg, PA/Canon McMillan), Lucas Pittman (Plum, PA/Plum), and Cole Thomas (Pittsburgh, PA/Baldwin) dished out helpers
* The Lions controlled possession of the game by outshooting the Express (40-0) and taking more corner kicks (19-1)
* Wells goalkeeper Sean Nemeth made seven saves
* In their first two conference games, Behrend has outscored its opponent, 19-1

Up Next:

* The Lions return to action on Saturday at Pitt-Greensburg. Game time is 4:15 p.m.