Pitt-Bradford men top Alfred State

The Pitt-Bradford men's soccer team snapped its two-game losing streak Sunday, defeating Alfred State 3-1 in non-conference action.

The Panthers opened a 2-0 lead in the first half behind goals from Josiah Blick and Brian Bao. Blick scored in the 17th minute after Nick Walker kept a ball alive in front of the net. Alfred State's goalkeeper failed to secure the ball and Walker tapped it to Blick, who scored in the upper left corner. It was Blick's second marker of the season.

Nathaniel Truett set up Bao in transition in the 33rd minute, placing a centering pass between two defenders. Bao beat the keeper to the far corner for his second goal of the year.

Alfred State scored shortly before halftime to trim the deficit to 2-1, but Walker added an insurance tally early in the second half to ice the game. Bao played a centering pass in front of the net and Walker headed it in. It was his second score of the year.

The Pioneers outshot the Panthers 16-14 and held a slim 3-2 advantage in corner kicks. Adam Forster earned the win in net, stopping three shots in nearly 68 minutes of action. Colin Frownfelter had four saves in reserve.

Pitt-Bradford improves to 3-4 on the season and has the week off before hosting Juniata Sunday at 1 p.m.