Lions Pull Through to Defeat Hartford 3-2
Although a rain delay may have put a damper on the initially large audience, the Penn State Men’s Soccer team defeated Hartford Monday night at Jeffrey Field, 3-2.
Cloudy skies didn’t stop students from trekking up to Jeffrey Field on the first day of classes, and the team did not disappoint. Julian Cardona shined scoring his 3rd and 4th goals of the season. The first came in the 20th minute off if an assist from Vu Minh, an offensive mid-fielder.
In the 28th minute, Hartford came back to level up the score at 1-1. That score remained, as did the rain, for a majority of the game — that is, until Cardona scored on a penalty kick in the 81st minute, tying up his goal total for the entire season last year.
The pressure was on Hartford but they collapsed as Daniel Burham, forward, scored just 3 minutes later, giving Penn State the 3-1 lead.
Hartford ended up scoring in the final minute, but the effort wasn’t enough as the Nittany Lions took the win, 3-2.
Their next game is at Jeffrey Field on Friday night at 8 p.m. against Duquesne.