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Penn State Men’s Soccer Defeats No. 10 Indiana 1-0 In Third Annual Mack Brady Game

Penn State men’s soccer began conference play on a high note against No. 10 Indiana on Sunday afternoon. Coming off of a dominant 2-0 victory against James Madison, the Nittany Lions showcased strength, speed, and incredible goaltending to shut out Indiana 1-0. Junior Robby Sagel scored his first career goal to secure the victory for Penn State.

How It Happened

Despite a scoreless first half, close scoring chances from both teams kept the contest exciting. Entering Big Ten play, the stakes are typically higher, and it felt like both teams were hungry throughout. While Indiana dominated Penn State 7-4 in the shooting department throughout the game, it was no match for Penn State goalie Matt Bersano. His most crucial save of the game occurred at the 13-minute mark, coming on stellar diving save on a penalty kick.

The second half saw the same back-and-forth vibe, with a huge chance in the 64th minute from Penn State’s Mac Curran sailing just wide of the net. In the 70th minute, the scoring drought was finally broken when Penn State defender Robby Sagel netted his first-career goal, a straight shot to the middle of the net.

This match was the third annual Mack Brady game at Jeffrey Field. At halftime, Dean Christian Brady addressed the crowd. He referred to Penn State as “GoalkeeperU,” acknowledging all current Penn State goalies joining him on the field. In a bittersweet moment, he offered words of encouragement to the family of late Penn State lacrosse goalie Connor Darcey.

Player Of The Game

Penn State’s defense came out strong today, and Matt Bersano’s superior goaltending served as the unit’s anchor. Not only did this save in the video below keep the ball from going in the net, but it lit up Jeffrey field and gave the Nittany Lions  momentum necessary to capitalize on a goal.

What’s Next?

Penn State men’s soccer will travel to Columbus to take on Ohio State, its second Big Ten opponent, on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m.

About the Author

Sara Civian

Sara Civian is one of Onward State's three ridiculously good looking managing editors, a hockey writer at heart, and an Oxford comma Stan. She's a senior majoring in journalism, minoring in history, and living at Bill Pickle's Tap Room. Her favorite pastimes are telling people she's from Boston, watching the Bruins, and meticulously dissecting the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. She's seen Third Eye Blind live 14 times. If you really hate yourself, you can follow her at @SaraCivian or email her at [email protected]


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