Wednesday, October 16, 2013
GREENVILLE, Pa. - Titan sophomore Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) scored a game-high two goals leading the Westminster College men's soccer team to a 5-1 win at Thiel on Wednesday night. Westminster improved to 7-7-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, while the Tomcats dropped to 5-9 overall and 0-4 in the conference.
Westminster scored less than a minute into the game as sophomore Marcus Gurgiolo (Edinburg, PA / Mohawk Area) scored off a Thiel deflection. McCarthy added to Westminster's lead with a goal in the 15th minute when senior David Osae (Bedford, TX / Lawrence D. Bell) placed a well-executed through ball from five yards out.
McCarthy scored his second goal of the game and his team-leading ninth of the year in the 24th minute. This time classmate Austin Ewers (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington Area) picked up the assist.
Thiel spoiled the shutout with a goal in the 37th minute and Westminster led 3-1 at halftime.
In the second half Titan freshman Cory Hughes (Champion, PA / Connellsville Area) scored in the 76th minute for his first collegiate goal of his career. Sophomore Alec Fisanick (Nicktown, PA / Northern Cambria) scored three minutes later for Westminster's fifth goal of the game.
Westminster outshot Thiel 20-6 for the game.
Titan senior goalie Joe Bonish (Newport News, VA / Woodsid) got the win and improved to 3-2-1 for the season. Bonish had two saves in 79 minutes of play.
Westminster will host Geneva on Saturday at 1 p.m.
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 378 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 41 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.