The Pitt-Bradford men’s soccer team suffered a 5-0 defeat at
the hands of visiting Penn State Altoona on Senior Day at the Kessel Athletic
Pitt-Bradford (4-8, 1-3) started strong defensively in the
first half with several stands at the net. The offense sputtered in the
beginning and struggled to find a rhythm moving the ball.
The back line stayed strong and despite several strong
attacks from the Lions, the Panthers found a way to keep the game scoreless.
Penn State Altoona (5-8, 3-2) outshot the Panthers 30-5 in
the contest. The Lions maintained possession on Pitt-Bradford’s end of the
field for much of the game.
At the 12-minute mark, Shane Conway sent a crossing pass
from outside the box to a leaping Dan Kennedy, who placed a header into the net
for the 1-0 lead.
The Lions took a 2-0 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the physicality of the match really
started to show with several players receiving fouls for both teams.
Pitt-Bradford put together several attacks early in the second half, but came
away with nothing to show for each effort.
Up 4-0 late in the game, Penn State Altoona sent a high
corner kick into the box and Chris Beech drove a shot into the net for the 5-0
lead, his second of the match.
Pitt-Bradford goalkeeper Adam Forster, a senior for the
Panthers, tallied 12 saves throughout the match and remained a force in front
of the net for much of the afternoon.
The Panthers travel to Hamburg, N.Y. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 to
take on Hilbert at 1 p.m.