Men’s Soccer Takes on Pitt-Bradford Wednesday Night

Men’s Soccer Takes on Pitt-Bradford Wednesday Night

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's soccer team hosts Pitt-Bradford on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Game time is slated for 7:00 p.m.


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Behrend News & Notes:

* The Lions earned an 11-0 victory over Wells and played to a 1-all draw at Pitt-Greensburg this past week
* Juniors Johnathan Swann (Allison Park, PA/North Allegheny) and Blake Cooper (Murrysville, PA /Franklin Regional) led the way with six points apiece vs. Wells
* Swann scored three goals against Wells, while Cooper had two assists and a score
* Cooper would go on to force a tie at Pitt-Greensburg with a goal late in the contest
* Last Tuesday, four different Lions recorded their first collegiate goals with two players tallying their first collegiate 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 against Wells. This marked the first collegiate points for Padalino and Pittman
* Cooper leads the team and is second in the AMCC with seven assists, while also being first on the team and third in the conference in points (15)
* In their first three conference games, Behrend is outscoring its opponents 20-2 and have outshot them, 86-6

Meet the Opposition:

* Pitt-Bradford has an overall record of 1-8-1 and has begun conference play with a 1-2 record, securing its first victory of the season against Carlow this past Saturday (2-1)
* Will Smith leads the Panthers with 10 points and is tied for first on the team with Devin Stowe in goals (four). Smith also leads the team with two assists
* Goalkeepers Evan Schmidt (50 saves) and Jared Scarlett (46 saves) have split time in net this season
* The Panthers were predicted to finish seventh in the 2023 AMCC Preseason Coaches' Poll
* Stowe and senior midfielder Evan Baldwin were listed as Players to Watch in the preseason poll.

Series History:

* Behrend leads the all-time series 45-4-2, dating back to 1967
* The Lions have won the last the 18 matchups since 2007
* The last time Behrend fell to Pitt-Bradford was during the 1992 season (3-1)
* Last season, the Lions defeated Pitt-Bradford by a score of 4-0