Men's Soccer Opens '12 Season With 2-0 Win

Friday, August 31, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -Westminster's newcomers shined in its 2-0 shutout of the visiting Mount Aloysius in both team's season opener. The Titans go to 1-0 on the year, while the Mounties drop to 0-1. 

Westminster freshman Stephen McDaniel (Jamestown, NC / Southwest Guilford) scored the first goal of the game at the 28:28 mark as he split a pair of defenders and placed the ball to the right lower corner of the post. Freshman Marcel Howard (Newport News, VA / Heritage) added insurance for the Titans in the second half (78:16) when he connected on a score from 10 yards out. Classmate Marcus Gurgiolo (Edinburg, PA / Mohawk Area) initiated the score with a well-executed touch pass from 30 yards out.

Westminster senior goalie Adam Kephart (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver County Christian) gloved-in two saves and picked up his first career shutout.

For the game, the Titans outshot the Mounties 12-10. Westminster freshman Austin Ewers (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington Area) and junior David Osae (Bedford, TX / Lawrence D. Bell) tied for a team-high two shots each. Mount Aloysius Daniel Oliveira had a game-high four shots.

Westminster looks to make it two-straight victories as they host Salem International at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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 377 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.

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