Wednesday, September 11, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team won, 3-1, on Wednesday over Penn-State Altoona. The Titans improved to 3-2 overall, while the Lions dropped to 0-4 on the season. The game started an hour and a half later than scheduled due to the weather and ended with 19:47 minutes left due to the visibility.
Westminster took a 2-0 lead within the first 10 minutes of the game. Junior Dan Bishop (Burlington, NJ / Holy Cross) scored the first goal with 5:13 on the clock, his first of the season, from 30 yards out. Senior David Osae (Bedford, TX / Lawrence D. Bell) scored the second, a minute and a half later, for his second goal of the season.
Penn. State cut Westminster's lead to 2-1 after a goal at the 48:18 mark in the second half. Titan sophomore Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) added insurance for Westminster with a goal, his team-leading fourth on the year, with 64:48 on the clock.
Titan junior goalie Michael Girata (Monaca, PA / Central Valley) had a career-high five saves on the night.
Westminster out-shot the Lions 15-9.
The Titans continue its four-game home stand and will host Lycoming Friday at 7:30 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.