Tuesday, October 25, 2011
GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team snapped a six-match losing streak to pick up its second Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) win and its second shutout of the season with a 3-0 win at Thiel on Tuesday. The Titans are now 4-13 overall and 2-5 in the PAC. Thiel falls to 5-12-1 overall and 0-7 in the league.
Senior midfielder James Gross (McDonald, Pa./McGuffey) buried two goals for the Titans including the first goal in the third minute and an insurance goal in the 67th minute. Gross now has four goals for the season.
Senior defender Jason Mezyk (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) also scored in the 81st minute for his first tally of the season.
Sophomore goalkeeper Joe Bonish (Newport News, Va./Woodside) made three saves for his first career shutout.
The Titans held an 18-10 shot advantage.
Westminster hosts Grove City Saturday at noon.
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.