Panthers Welcome Penn State-Altoona Saturday For AMCC Opener

Panthers Welcome Penn State-Altoona Saturday For AMCC Opener

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's soccer team will welcome Penn State-Altoona on Saturday for its Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opener.

Pitt-Bradford is coming off a defeat at Alfred on Wednesday.

Prior to Wednesday's action, the Panthers claimed a thrilling 3-2 win over Juniata on Sept. 16.

Ryuta Hayakawa scored the game-winning goal with three minutes to go in regulation, giving the Panthers their first victory of the season.

Hayakawa also scored a pair of goals in Pitt-Bradford's 3-3 tie with Alfred State on Sept. 13. For his three timely goals last week, the Kyoto, Japan, native was named the AMCC Offensive Player of the Week.

Ugwunna Amadi scored a pair of goals in the team's win over Juniata and is tied with Hayakawa atop the team list with three total goals on the year.

Steve McFetridge has also scored for the Panthers this season.

McFetridge and Ethan Acaster have each assisted two goals.

Goalkeeper Derrick Brock sits atop the AMCC with 61 saves. He has saved 70.9 percent of all shots on goal, which is the sixth-best mark in the conference.

Saturday's game will be the first part of a doubleheader with the Pitt-Bradford women's team. The men's game will begin at 1 p.m., with the women's match immediately following around 3:15 p.m.

About Penn State-Altoona:

  • The Penn State-Altoona men's soccer team comes into the Kessel Athletics Complex with a 1-6 overall record.
  • The Lions' lone win came on Sept. 9 against Shenandoah, 2-0.
  • Seth Murrelle leads the team with four goals so far this season. Erikson Miguel has scored two of his own.
  • In goal, Tanner Yaw has made the second-most saves in the conference with 45. He's started all seven games so far this season and has surrendered 20 goals in 619:42 minutes on the pitch. Joel Orlando is the second keeper for PSA, and he's played 10:18 minutes so far this season.