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Another Up-and-Down Week for Men’s Soccer

Penn State men’s soccer had another week of mixed results following their first Big 10 loss a week ago. The Nittany Lions came out on top against St. Francis (PA) last Wednesday, but fell to Michigan on the road on Sunday.

Penn State played a wild game against St. Francis on Wednesday night. Junior Corey Hertzog scored his ninth goal of the year early on, but St. Francis would answer to tie the game at one apiece heading into the half. The teams traded goals in the second half with junior Matt Smallwood scoring to tie the game at two. St. Francis took another lead with nine minutes remaining, but Penn State would answer back once again. Junior Mark Fetrow and junior Mackenzie Arment both tallied in the game’s final minutes to give Penn State the 4-3 victory. The Nittany Lions got their four goals from 38 shots, while St. Francis got their three goals from only eight attempts.

On Sunday, Penn State looked to remain unbeaten on the road against Michigan, but they fell 2-1. Michigan went ahead in the 12th minute and took that lead into halftime. Hertzog was able to equalize for the Nittany Lions in the second half, scoring his tenth goal of the season on a penalty kick. However, Penn State could not hold on to the tie, and Michigan scored in the 76th minute to win the game.

The loss to Michigan drops the Nittany Lions to 0-2 in the Big 10 and now brings their overall record to 6-3. Penn State has a non-conference midweek match, and then the Nittany Lions will look to win their first Big 10 game over the weekend.

Upcoming schedule:

Wednesday: vs. Villanova, 7 p.m.
Sunday: vs. Michigan State, 3 p.m.

About the Author

Michael Berton

I grew up in a Philly suburb, then moved to a different one. I am now at Penn State, where I can actually sate my giant appetite for sports. Other than writing, I also play the cello in the Penn State Philharmonic.


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