Saturday, October 13, 2012NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team defeated the visiting Waynesburg Yellow Jackets, 2-1, Saturday at Harold Burry Stadium. The Titans improved to 9-3-2 overall and 3-1-1 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while the Yellow Jackets dropped to 6-6-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the PAC.
Westminster junior David Osae (Bedford, TX / Lawrence D. Bell) scored the eventual game-winning goal at the 23:02 mark in the first half when he connected on a sliding shot from 15 yards out. This was Osae's third goal of the season.
In the first half, Waynesburg had an early 1-0 lead when Ray Melone found James Sneed who netted the ball with a header at the 4:33 mark.
Titan freshman Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) scored the equalizer, less than a minute before Osae's goal (22:28), when he received a cross in the box from senior Josh Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom). This was McCarthy's sixth goal of the year.
Westminster senior Adam Kephart (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver County Christian) gathered in a team-high seven saves in 90 minutes of play.
For the game, the Titans out-shot the Yellow Jackets 23-to-15 and also had a 6-to-4 advantage in corner kicks. Osae had a game- and season-high five shots on goal, while McCarthy tied his career-high with four.
The Titans will travel to Bethany on Wednesday at 4 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.