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Men’s Soccer Edges Past Oakland In Overtime 2-1

Penn State (1-1-1) hosted Oakland at Jeffrey Field Monday night. The Golden Grizzlies (0-2) came into the game without a regular season win, but managed to shock No. 1 Akron in an exhibition game during the preseason. Coming off their first win of the season Friday night, the Nittany Lions continued their momentum with a 2-1 overtime win.

How It Happened

Oakland had the first opportunity of the game when the Golden Grizzlies had a cross from the right corner headed towards the net. The wide-open header had Arie Ammann beat, but Austin Maloney cleared the goal-bound shot off the line to avoid an early deficit.

In the 16th minute, combination play from Connor Maloney, Riley Grant, and Dayonn Harris led to Harris getting taken down just outside the box. Connor Maloney stepped up to take the free kick and curled it around the wall just inside the far post to give Penn State a 1-0 lead.

Penn State had the run of play for most of the first half, but couldn’t convert chances in the final third to double the lead. Robby Sagel came closest, having two headers cleared off the line from defenders moments apart from each other. Both shots looked sure to connect, but neither managed to cross the line and Penn State went into the half leading 1-0.

Needing a goal, Oakland was forced out of its shell to start the second half. Even with the extra pressure, the Golden Grizzlies couldn’t get their attack to put Ammann under pressure. Penn State did struggle to break into the attacking third for parts of the second half with the momentum having shifted to Oakland.

Oakland continued to up the pressure in the waning minutes of the game. It finally paid off as Chase Jabbori got on the end of a low cross to tie the game from just a couple yards out. Oakland’s Austin Ricci nearly gave Oakland the lead in similar fashion to the first goal, but his shot skimmed by the post and the score stayed level.

The game would head into overtime where Aymar Sigue was set up by Connor Maloney inside the box. Sigue had his first shot blocked, but buried the rebound to give Penn State a 2-1 win.

Player Of The Game

Aymar Sigue | Forward | Junior

Sigue opened his Penn State career with a game-winning overtime goal to push the Nittany Lions past Oakland 2-1.

What’s Next

Penn State will play its final game before conference play starts on Friday against St. Francis at Jeffrey Field. The game will be part of a double-header with women’s soccer starting with the women’s game at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s game at 8 p.m.

About the Author

Steve Connelly

Steve Connelly is a junior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tried to be a photographer once, but the only good thing that came out of it is a name for his future sports bar, The Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.

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