Tuesday, September 18, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team scored four unanswered goals to top the visiting La Roche Redhawks, 4-1, under the lights of Harold Burry Stadium. The Titans improved to 5-2 on the season, while the Redhawks dropped to 1-5.
La Roche scored first at the 1:53 mark in the first half when Ryan Luffey made a play from a deflection.
Westminster senior Josh Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) tied the game at the 9:19 mark after he received a well-executed cross from freshman Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock).
McCarthy gave the Titans a 2-1 lead (22:29) when he made a quick turn-around move past the Redhawks' defense. With about a minute and a half remaining before intermission, Cantella scored his team-leading seventh goal of the year as he placed a 15-yarder to the far high post.
Also scoring for the Titans was junior David Osae (Bedford, TX / Lawrence D. Bell) late in the second half (88:42) as the ball bounced around and Osae beat the Redhawks keeper to the ball.
Westminster senior goalie Adam Kephart (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver County Christian) gathered in two saves in 90 minutes of play. The Titans also had three team saves.
The Titans will travel to Baldwin-Wallace on Saturday at 3 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 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.