Men’s Soccer Welcomes Alfred State For AMCC Semifinals

Men’s Soccer Welcomes Alfred State For AMCC Semifinals

ERIE, Pa. – No. 2 Penn State Behrend hosts No. 3 Alfred State in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Men's Soccer Semifinals on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.


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No. 2 Behrend News & Notes:

* The Lions clinched the second seed and a first-round bye in the AMCC Tournament with a 3-0 win at Hilbert last Wednesday
* Behrend ended the regular season with an overall record of 11-3-3 and a conference record of 7-1-1
* The Lions are in search of their 11th AMCC title and first since the 2019 season
* Junior Johnathan Swann (Allison Park, PA/North Allegheny) led the way for Behrend on Wednesday, scoring two goals for four points, including the game winner
* Reigning AMCC Defensive Player of the Week Zak Schwarzel (South Park, PA/South Park) capped off the Lions victory with his second score of the season off an assist from Tyler Vandemerwe (Erie, PA/Cathedral Prep)
* For the season, Blake Cooper (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) leads the team with 10 goals, eight assists, and 28 points. Cooper's assists and points rank third in the conference
* Swann is second on the team with eight scores and 19 points, followed by Vandemerwe's five goals and 12 points
* Goalkeeper Sam York (Akron, OH/Revere) only allowed two goals and was apart of five shutouts during AMCC play
* In conference play, Behrend outscored its opponent, 35-3

No. 3 Alfred State News & Notes:

*Alfred State ended the season with a 15-3 overall record and 7-2 record in AMCC play to secure the third seed in the AMCC Tournament
* The Pioneers hosted sixth-seed Hilbert in the first round this past Saturday and notched a 7-1 victory
* Riley Warren-Nichols and Garrett Potts led the way on Saturday with two scores each
* Potts leads the AMCC and the team with 18 goals and 41 points, while teammate Nuri Sarbudak is second on the Pioneers with 13 goals and 28 points
* Goalkeepers Brayden Fox (10 games) and Thaddeus Grierson (nine games) have accumulated 41 saves in split time this season
* Prior to their first round game against Hilbert, the Pioneers wrapped up the regular season on a four-game winning streak

Series History:

* Behrend leads the all-time series 7-0, dating back to 2015
* This season, the Lions picked up a 2-0 road win over Alfred State on October 10
* Wednesday's contest marks the first postseason meeting between these two programs