MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - In a physical and foul-laden North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) men's soccer match, Penn State Harrisburg shut out Gallaudet, 3-0, here Saturday at Nittany Soccer Field.
Gallaudet (0-8-1, 0-4 NEAC) recorded four shots in the game, two in each half, with one making it on goal where Lions goalie Nicholas Guglielmetti made the save.
Penn State Harrisburg (7-3, 4-0 NEAC) recorded 21 shots (14 on goal) and three goals. The Lions tallied their first goal in the 31st minute off the foot of Joey Aman as he scored off a penalty kick as Penn State Harrisburg led 1-0 at the half.
In the second half, the Lions scored twice in an eight-minute window. Toma Nichik scored his second goal of the season off an assist from Mohamed Kotby at the 75:33 mark. The third and final goal came in the 84th minute, off another penalty kicks, where Alexander Wardle converted the chance.
Tempers flared in the 80th minute as a player from each team received a red card. GU finished the game with four yellow cards and a red to go with 15 fouls. Penn State Harrisburg had 12 fouls and a red card.
This is Penn State Harrisburg's first year back in the NEAC after it left the conference after the 2012-13 season to join the Capital Athletic Conference.
- GU had two corner kicks
- The Lions finished with 12 corner kicks
- Gallaudet has only been shut out twice this season
- This is the third time GU has lost 3-0 to Penn State Harrisburg
- Penn State Harrisburg is 4-0 vs. Gallaudet in NEAC play
- The Lions have outscored the Bison 16-1 in four meetings since 2010
Gallaudet will make a return trip to Pennsylvania next weekend to take on Penn St.-Abington (3-4, 2-2 NEAC) in a conference match on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m.