Behrend Men’s Soccer To Honor Seven Seniors Saturday

Behrend Men’s Soccer To Honor Seven Seniors Saturday

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's soccer team takes on Penn State Altoona Saturday, Oct. 14 at 4:15 p.m. Seven Behrend seniors will be honored prior to the contest.


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Behrend News & Notes:

* The Lions scored a 2-0 shutout victory at Alfred State Tuesday night
* In the 18th minute, junior Blake Cooper (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) got the Lions on the board first with his sixth goal of the season
* Senior Justin LeDonne (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) gave the Lions an insurance score in the 58th minute off an assist from reigning AMCC Offensive Player of the Week Tyler Vandemerwe (Erie, PA/Cathedral Prep)
* Vandemerwe has tallied a point in the Lions last three matches
* Behrend's defense tallied its seventh shutout of the season and fourth shutout in conference play
* Reigning AMCC Defensive Player of the Week Sam York (Akron, OH/Revere) recorded his fourth shutout of the season, making three saves
* Cooper is the team leader in assists (seven) and points (19). Johnathan Swann and Cooper are tied with a team high six goals, followed by Vandemerwe's four scores
* In net, York (10 games) and Evan Dougal (Gibsonia, PA/Pine-Richland) (four games) have combined for 31 saves
* In conference play, the Lions have outscored their opponents, 28-2

Meet the Opposition:

* Penn State Altoona has an overall record of 4-3-1 and a 3-2 record in AMCC play, shutting out Hilbert (5-0) this past Saturday
* Luke Hall leads the Lions with three goals and three assists for nine points, while Ethan Firth, Bailey Musselman, and Vincent Reyes each have two scores this season
* Goalkeeper Sasha Mohoruk is second in the conference with a .816 save percentage, recording 40 saves in eight games played
* Penn State Altoona was selected to finish fifth in the 2023 AMCC Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll. Hall and junior defender Owen Myers were tabbed as Players to Watch
* Last season, midfielder Henry Couchara was named Third Team All-AMCC

Series History:

* Behrend leads the all-time series 19-7-1, dating back to 1970
* Last season, the Lions were victorious, 5-0
* Since 2012, Behrend has won the past 10 matchups