Cooper’s Early Score Leads Behrend To ECAC Championship Game

Cooper’s Early Score Leads Behrend To ECAC Championship Game

READING, Pa. – It took Blake Cooper (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) a little over three minutes in Saturday's contest to find the back of the net and give the Penn State Behrend men's soccer team a 1-0 victory over Goucher in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Men's Soccer Semifinals hosted by Alvernia

Score: Penn State Behrend 1, Goucher 0
Records: Penn State Behrend (13-4-3), Goucher (10-8-3)

Key Moments:

* Cooper took a pass from Chris Profaca (Basking Ridge, NJ/Ridge) to secure an early lead for the Lions and the eventual victory
* Behrend's defense held strong after a second half attack from Goucher that included 11 shots
* The Lions' backline registered their 12th shutout of the season, while goalkeeper Sam York (Akron, OH/Revere) made five saves to record his eighth scoreless match
* Cooper led the Lions with four shots, three of which were on goal
* The Gophers were led in shots by Flynn McNally and Michael Adekanmbi, who each tallied two shots
* For the game, Goucher outshot the Lions, 17-9
* In net for the Gophers, Ale Sternini finished with three saves

Up Next:

* The Lions advance to tomorrow's championships match to take on the hosts No. 1 Alvernia, who won in overtime against No. 4 FDU-Florham earlier in the day. Kickoff for Sunday is scheduled for noon