Panthers To Welcome Penn State-Behrend Wednesday

Photo by Tina Phillips
Photo by Tina Phillips

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's soccer team will welcome first-place Penn State-Behrend for an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference match Wednesday at the Kessel Athletics Complex. 

The Panthers have suffered three-straight setbacks but have found results in two conference matches and sit at 2-4 against AMCC opponents, tied for sixth in the standings. 

With eight points on the season, Steven McFetridge leads the team as he's scored three goals and assisted two.

Ryuta Hayakawa and Ugwunna Amadi have each scored three goals as well for six points.

Ethan Acaster's 20 shots lead the team and his lone goal of the season served as the game-winner at Hilbert (Oct. 4).

In goal, Derrick Brock leads the AMCC with 113 saves, posting double-digit save totals in the team's last two matches. Both Panther conference wins have come by way of a shutout, and Brock's two AMCC clean sheets are tied for second most of any conference keeper.

Wednesday's match will begin at 2 p.m. and will serve as the first game of a doubleheader with the women's game.

About Penn State-Behrend:

  • The Penn State-Behrend Lions come to the Kessel Athletics Complex with an 11-4 overall record and a blemish-free 6-0 mark in AMCC play.
  • The Lions sit in first place in the AMCC, having claimed wins at Pitt-Greensburg (Sept. 23), against D'Youville (Sept. 26), Mount Aloysius (Sept. 30), at Penn State-Altoona (Oct. 7), against Hilbert (Oct. 10) and against Franciscan (Oct. 14). Behrend has outscored its conference opponents 19-2.
  • 12 different players make up the team's 38 goals. Aaron Harris leads the way with seven while Richard Blanchard and Matt Dziadoz have six apiece. Dziadoz is second in the conference with eight assists.
  • In goal, Chris Ralph is among the top goalkeepers in the conference as he leads the AMCC in goals-against average (0.76) and goals against (eight), and is second with a .778 save percentage.