Tuesday, September 17, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Despite having eight shots on goal, the Westminster College men's soccer team lost, 4-0, to the visiting La Roche Redhawks Tuesday night. The Titans dropped to 3-5 overall, while the Redhawks improved to 2-5.
All four of the Redhawks' goals came in the second half. The first two came off deep kicks from the 25-yard line courtesy of Bryan Weimerskirch and Philip Ross. La Roche added two more goals at the 74th and 76 minute. Jonathan Mancusco scored as he split the Titan defense off a free kick and Emmanuel Lumbayi scored after receiving a cross from the 10-yard line. Both goals were assisted by Ryan Luffey.
Titan junior goalie Michael Girata (Monaca, PA / Central Valley) got the loss in a complete game effort and moved to 3-3 on the season. Girata had one save.
La Roche had a slight 11-9 shot advantage, while Westminster led 8-5 in shots on goal. Titan sophomore Marcus Gurgiolo (Edinburg, PA / Mohawk Area) had a game-high three shots on goal.
Westminster will travel to Franciscan (Ohio) on Thursday. The starting time is slated for 5 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.