WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - One team celebrated its first win of the 2019 season here Saturday but unfortunately it was not the Gallaudet University men's soccer team doing the celebrating. The visiting Bison fell, 4-3, to Penn College in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game at UPMC Field.
Penn College (1-5, 1-1 NEAC) scored a penalty kick goal at the 44:16 mark as the Wildcats took a 3-2 lead into halftime.
Out of intermission, Penn College scored its fourth goal on a Greg Conkle shot that got past Gallaudet sophomore goalie Shane Angel (Mechanicsville, Md.) in the 50th minute.
Gallaudet (0-6-1, 0-2 NEAC) answered in the 64th minute when sophomore Chad Johnson (Gardena, Calif.) scored his second goal of the game, on a penalty kick, to cut the lead to 4-3. GU only took two additional shots the remainder of the game as both shots were blocked and didn't get through to the goal.
The Bison got on the scoreboard first in the seventh minute on a Johnson unassisted goal. Penn College tied things up 10 minutes later on a Kevin McFarland goal from Gabriel McKeon (one goal, one assist). The Wildcats added a second goal quickly before GU knotted things at 2-2.
Junior midfielder Raymond Mukhailov (Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored his third goal of the season and career off an assist from Johnson at the 21:49 mark.
The game remained tied until the penalty kick goal by McKeon right before the half.
Angel finished the game with four saves. His counterpart, Brendan Skwirut had no saves for the Wildcats.
- This was Johnson's sixth multi-goal game of his career
- Johnson has 20 career goals and 45 points in two seasons
- GU was outshot by nine, 19-10
- Johnson led the team with five shots (two on goal)
- Mukhailov finished with two shots (one on goal)
- Penn College held a 5-4 edge in corner kicks
Gallaudet returns home to host Lancaster Bible College (4-2, 1-1 NEAC) in a conference game on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m.