Saturday, September 29, 2012
LA TROBE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team defeated host Saint Vincent, 3-1, on Saturday in both team's Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) opener. The Titans improved to 7-2-1 overall and 1-0 in the PAC, while the Bearcats dropped to 5-5-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
Freshman Stephen McDaniel (Jamestown, NC / Southwest Guilford) scored the first goal of the game at the 22:32 mark in the first half when he received a through ball from classmate Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock). This was McDaniel's fourth goal of the year.
Another Titan freshman gave the Titans a 2-0 lead, three minutes later, when Austin Ewers (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington Area) scored his third goal of the season as he made a breakaway after he received a pass from classmate Marcus Gurgiolo (Edinburg, PA / Mohawk Area).
Saint Vincent broke the shutout with a score at the 49:29 mark in the second half. Westminster junior David Osae (Bedford, TX / Lawrence D. Bell) added insurance with his second goal of the year with 76:17 on the clock. Freshman Cody Postupac (Export, PA / Penn Trafford) earned the assist.
Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Goalkeeper/Defensive Player of the Week senior Adam Kephart (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver County Christian) earned a save in 90 minutes of work.
Westminster will host Washington & Jefferson on Wednesday at 4 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.