Saturday, September 14, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team, lost 4-2, in a hard-fought match against Penn. State-Behrend on Saturday in non-conference action. The Titans fell to 3-4 overall, while the Lions improved to 4-1-1.
Westminster was tied 2-2 with the Lions, who have been regionally ranked this season, after a goal off the diving foot of Titan sophomore Austin Ewers (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington Area) with 50:42 on the clock.
In the first half, the Lions took an early 2-0 lead after scores in the 13th and 18th minute. The Titans cut into PS-Behrend's lead when senior David Osae (Bedford, TX / Lawrence D. Bell) scored of a deflection from the Lions' goalie from a Titan penalty kick.
After Ewers tied it, 2-2, the Lions pulled away with goals in the 60th and 69th minute, with the latter score coming off a penalty kick.
Titan senior goalie Joe Bonish (Newport News, VA / Woodside) got the loss in a complete game effort. Bonish gave up four goals and earned a season-high four saves.
Westminster will host La Roche on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. under the lights of Harold Burry Stadium.
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 378 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 41 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.