September 13, 2013
Balanced output by Crusaders nets winThe Susquehanna men's soccer team continued its winning streak Saturday, scoring two goals in the first half on their way to a 3-1 victory over Penn State- Altoona.
Leading 2-0 at halftime, Susquehanna came out in the second half firing on all cylinders. Susquehanna had a 9-4 shot advantage in the second half, as well as a 2-0 corner advantage.
Susquehanna had two shots in the first two minutes of the second half. The first attempt came in the 50th minute off of the head of junior midfielder Kyle Semmel. Susquehanna didn't let up, with junior forward Joe DeLuca getting his head on the end of another attempt two minutes later.
The Crusaders were finally able to break through in the 58th minute when Semmel found the back of the net off of an assist by DeLuca. The goal from Semmel put the game out of reach and clinched a third straight victory.
Even though they were down 3-0, Penn State-Altoona wasn't going to give up without a fight. Dribbling up the field, senior midfielder Dan Kennedy sent a cross into the box, which sophomore midfielder Cody Beach proceeded to trap and fire into the bottom corner of the net in the 78th minute to get the Lions on the board.
Susquehanna jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first half when senior midfielder John Boyland found fellow senior midfielder Andrew Murphy in the box.
As halftime neared, Susquehanna scored in the 43rd minute. Freshman forward Jake Heyser found freshman midfielder Nick Fecci, giving the Crusaders the 2-0 lead they were searching for.
Susquehanna's next match will be against York on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m.
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