Wednesday, October 5, 2011
WASHINGTON, Pa. - Washington & Jefferson evened the Westminster College men's soccer team's conference record as the Presidents defeated the Titans, 4-1, in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) match Wednesday night in Washington. The Titans fall to 3-8 on the season and 1-1 in the PAC, while W&J improves to 4-6 overall and 1-1 in league play.
Westminster senior defender Jake Huey (Butler, Pa./Butler) scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season on senior midfielder James Gross's (McDonald, Pa./McGuffey) team-high second assist of the year. The conversion occurred in the 60th minute when W&J already held a 3-0 lead.
Cody Peddicord headed in the first goal of the game in the 22nd minute before Jimmy Gante gave W&J a 2-0 lead in the 27th minute from 40 yards out. Peddicord scored again in the second half before he assisted on Brian Hanna's goal in the 66th minute that extended the Presidents' lead to 4-1.
Westminster outshot W&J 21-13 as sophomore goalkeeper Joe Bonish (Newport News, Va./Woodside) made four saves for the Titans and Pete Tomlinson (5) and Jon Best (1) combined for six saves in net for W&J.
Westminster visits Geneva Saturday night at 7 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, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 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.