Reedy Shines As Men’s Soccer Defeats Wright State 1-0
Penn State (8-6-2, 4-3 Big Ten) finished up a five-game homestand Tuesday against Wright State. The Raiders (9-5-2, 5-1-1 Horizon) came to Jeffrey Field trying to spoil the Nittany Lions’ Senior Day, but Penn State was able to grind out a 1-0 win.
How It Happened
The Nittany Lions opened the scoring early with Pierre Reedy burying the first goal of his career in the eighth minute. Dayonn Harris dribbled down the sideline into Raider territory with speed, passing it to Connor Maloney who fed Reedy for his well-placed finish.
As the first half progressed, Penn State continued to show its dominance in possession. Frankie De La Camara had a close scoring opportunity from a corner kick in the 27th minute. As the ball swung in from the corner and was smartly headed down by Dani Marks towards the edge of the goal, De La Camara saw his quick shot go just wide. Three minutes before the half came to a close, Sam Bollinger had a curling effort from distance hit the crossbar and rebound into the box, but was promptly cleared by the Raider defense.
After a physical start to the second half, the Nittany Lions and Raiders traded possession and several corner kicks, but neither produced a goal. In the 67th minute, Dayonn Harris was nearly in on goal when Wright State’s keeper, Will Lukowski, stepped up and cleared the ball, preventing the breakaway opportunity.
The Raiders were able to mount a consistent attack by the 80th minute, where they won a free kick just outside of Penn State’s box. However, the three-man wall for the Lions did well to quell the scoring chance and deflect the low driven shot out of bounds. Wright State was able to attack late in the game, but wasn’t able to capitalize on any of its chances, giving Penn State the 1-0 victory.
Player Of The Game
Pierre Reedey | Midfielder | Freshman
Pierre Reedy’s brilliant first career goal was enough to give Penn State a hard-earned win on Senior Night.
Penn State wraps up its regular season against Northwestern on the road. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. Sunday and will air on BTN Plus.