Wednesday, September 26, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team defeated SUNY-Fredonia, 3-1, tonight in a nonconference matchup. The Titans improved to 6-2-1 overall, while the Blue Devils dropped 2-9 on the season.
Freshman Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) put Westminster on the scoreboard first when he scored his third goal of the season at the 1:40 mark as he broke away from the Blue Devils' defense.
Westminster sophomore Ryan Francis (Harwick, PA / Springdale) added to the Titan lead with his first collegiate goal at the 36:11 mark. Francis had a free kick from 30 yards out that deflected into the back of the net. Adding additional insurance for Westminster was freshman Austin Ewers (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington Area) (46:15) who scored his second goal of the season.
SUNY-Fredonia broke the shutout with a goal off a header at the 73:23 mark.
Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Goalkeeper/Defensive Player of the Week senior Adam Kephart (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver County Christian) had three saves in 90 minutes of work.
The Titans will travel to Saint Vincent on Saturday at 3 p.m. for their PAC opener.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.