Panthers Look For Third-Straight Unbeaten Match As Penn-State Behrend Comes To Town Wednesday

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

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

The Panthers are coming off a 1-1 draw at La Roche Saturday after defeating Medaille, 3-0, Tuesday.

After going unbeaten in its last two games, Pitt-Bradford sits at 3-2-1 in its AMCC matches, which is good for fourth place in the conference.

Kaitlyn Donnelly led the Panthers with three points last week, scoring her first goal of the season and assisting another as part of the victory against Medaille.

Donnelly's four assists on the season rank her fourth in the conference.

Meghan Stuck scored the lone goal for the Panthers at La Roche on Saturday, the strike coming just 2:26 into the match.

Stuck holds the second-most goals on the season for the Panthers with five. Kaitlyn Williams has the most with seven, while Courtney Shade and Abby Celesky have three apiece.

In goal, Sarah Dailey made 11 saves to hold La Roche to one goal to give her team a chance to come out of the tough road match with a win or draw.

The three-time AMCC Defensive Player of the Week Dailey has the third-most shutouts of any keeper in the conference with five, and she is fourth in the conference in both saves (93) and save percentage (.816).

Wednesday's game will be the second of a doubleheader with the men's game. Kickoff for the women's game will come around 4:15 p.m.

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), against 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 30-1.
  • Behrend boasts the conference's most explosive offensive player in Jordan Oberlander, who leads the conference with 24 goals and 52 points. Penn State-Behrend starts both the AMCC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year in Olivia Belack and Defensive Player of the Year Rachel Weyland. Belack is second on the team with seven goals.
  • The Lions' keeper, Ania Gorski, has started 15 of the team's 16 games and has made 64 saves while allowing 17 goals. In conference games, though, she leads the AMCC in just about every category, including save percentage (.923), shutouts (five) and goals-against average (0.17).