Men’s Soccer: Despite Early Lead, Titans Draw with Franciscan

Friday, August 29, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Despite leading 2-0, the Westminster College men's soccer team tied, 2-2, with the visiting Barons of Franciscan in both teams' season opener.

Titan junior Cody Postupac (Export, PA / Penn Trafford) scored the first goal of the game and of his collegiate career in the 13th minute from a 15-yard free kick.

Two minutes later, junior Richard Beaudoin (Adamstown, MD / Tuscarora) scored off a penalty kick, putting Westminster in front 2-0.

Franciscan, from Steubenville, Ohio, cut Westminster's lead to 2-1 after a score in the 20th minute from Leo Herrmann. A Titan hand ball in the box in the 38th minute yielded a penalty kick, which the Barons capitalized on as John Imbimbo successfully converted with a score, tying the game 2-2.

Westminster outshot Franciscan, 18-7 (5-4 in shots-on-goal); including a 7-3 shot-advantage in the second half.

Titan senior goalie Michael Girata (Monaca, PA / Central Valley) played a complete game, allowing two goals and earning two saves.

The Titans will host Medaille (1-0) tomorrow at Harold Burry Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College 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 379 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.

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