Tuesday, September 11, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team had an impressive offensive performance on Tuesday as they topped the visiting Franciscan Barons 4-1. The Titans improved to 4-1 overall, while Franciscan dropped to 0-3 on the year. The Titans outshot the Barons 31-6 and also had a 15-4 shots-on-goal advantage.
Westminster senior Josh Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) scored the first goal of the game off a deflection at the 26:50 mark. Cantella found freshman Stephen McDaniel (Jamestown, NC / Southwest Guilford) 13 minutes later to give the Titans a 2-0 lead. Two minutes later, Cantella scored his second goal of the game and his team-leading fifth of the season as he bent a 10-yarder to the far post of the goal post.
Also scoring for the Titans was freshman Marcus Gurgiolo (Edinburg, PA / Mohawk Area) (72:02) for his first goal of his collegiate career.
Westminster senior goalie Adam Kephart (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver County Christian) earned the win with three saves in 80:52 minutes of play.
The Titans will look to make it two-straight wins when they travel to Penn-State Behrend on Saturday at 3:30 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 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.