Men’s Soccer Takes on Goucher in ECAC Semifinals

Men’s Soccer Takes on Goucher in ECAC Semifinals

READING, Pa. – No. 2 Penn State Behrend matches up with No. 6 Goucher in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Men's Soccer Semifinals, hosted by No. 1 Alvernia on Saturday, Nov. 18. Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m. The winner will advance to the championship game on Sunday, Nov. 19 to face Alvernia or No. 4 FDU-Florham.


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No. 2 Behrend News & Notes:

* The Lions held off No. 7 Franciscan, 1-0, this past Sunday to advance to the semifinals
* The lone score of the game came off an own goal by the Barons in the 35th minute
* Behrend's defense was able to secure the win in the final period, holding Franciscan to only three second half shots to earn its 11th shutout of the season
* Goalkeeper Sam York (Akron, OH/Revere) finished with three saves to earn his seventh shutout
* For the season, York has registered 33 saves in 16 games played
* As a team, the Lions outshot the Barons, 14-8. Nine of the Lions 14 shots were on goal

No. 6 Goucher News & Notes:

* Goucher holds a 10-7-3 overall record, falling to Lycoming in the Landmark Conference Semifinals, 6-1
* The Gophers advanced to the ECAC Semifinals in penalty kicks (5-3) after ending regulation tied 2-2 against No. 3 Virginia Wesleyan
* Jeremiah Odubade and Andres Aristimuno each tallied a goal during regulation
* In net, Ale Sternini finished with seven saves
* For the season, junior forward Michael Adekanmbi leads the team with seven goals and nine assists for 23 points, while Sternini has played in 18 games and made 76 saves
* Adekanmbi was named to the Landmark Conference Second Team, while senior defender Adrian Mubiru was selected as Honorable Mention by the conference

Series History:

* This is the first meeting between the Lions and Gophers