Wednesday, October 3, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team remained first in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) standings Wednesday after a 3-0 shutout win over the visiting Washington & Jefferson Presidents. This was the Titans' first win over the Presidents since 2009 when they also won 3-0.
The Titans improved to 8-2-1 overall and 2-0 in the PAC, while the Presidents dropped to 2-5-2 overall and 0-1-1 in the conference.
Westminster freshman Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA/Neshannock) scored the first goal of the game and fourth of the season at the 8:55 mark as sophomore Ryan Francis (Harwick, PA/Springdale) made a well-executed through ball in the box.
Adding insurance for the Titans were freshmen Austin Ewers (New Wilmington, PA/Wilmington Area) (29:41) and Marcel Howard (Newport News, VA / Heritage) (73:06). This was Ewers's fourth goal of the season and Howard's second.
Westminster senior goalie Adam Kephart (Beaver Falls, PA/Beaver County Christian) had four saves in 90 minutes of work.
The Titans will host Geneva on Saturday at 8 p.m. under the lights of Harold Burry Stadium. The match will be streamed live here.
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.