Men's soccer takes down Penn St. - Harrisburg, 3-0 in CAC play

Men's soccer takes down Penn St. - Harrisburg, 3-0 in CAC play

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University men's soccer team hosted Capital Athletic Conference opponent Penn State University-Harrisburg as a part of its Homecoming weekend and came away with a 3-0 victory.

After peppering the Harrisburg net for the majority of the half, Salisbury got on the board in the 41st minute on its seventh shot on goal of the game.

As the Sea Gull attack pressured the Nittany Lion back line, the ball found the foot of Tyler Andrus via a Kevin Miller pass to the left of the net, just outside the 18. Andrus unleashed a right-footed shot that curved into the net past the outstretched arm of the Nittany Lions' keeper Brandon Hoover.

In the start of the second half, Brooks Zentgraf had a great opportunity well inside the Harrisburg 18. Zentgraf was fouled and drew a penalty kick for the Sea Gulls. Taylor Groginski was tasked with taking the shot and fired a bullet to the far right side of the net. Hoover used a full-extension dive to his left for his seventh save of the match.

In the 67th minute, Groginski would get back the goal that Hoover stole from him. Matt Greene had a throw in just above the goal line and placed it on the chest of Nathaniel Eiben inside the box. Eiben corralled the bouncing ball and moved it over to Groginski near the penalty spot. Groginski finished to the left of the keeper for his second of the season.

Less than 10 minutes later, Leslie Umunna got in on the action with his fourth goal of the season. Justin Lee gained control of the ball near midfield and sent Umunna on a breakaway. Umunna finished to the low left, bringing the Sea Gull lead to 3-0.

At game's end, Salisbury found itself with several new season highs. The three goal tied the season high. The 22 shots, three assists, eight corner kicks, 12 shots on goal, and only one shot on goal allowed were all good for season highs.

Salisbury now embarks on a three-game road stretch, as it travels to Marymount (Va.) University on October, 14 for a 4 p.m., CAC showdown. The Sea Gulls return home on October, 24 when they host Frostburg State University at 2 p.m.

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