Rochester, Pa. - The Penn State Greater Allegheny men's soccer team closed their 2014-15 season with an overall record of 6-8-2, 4-4-2 PSUAC, after they lost 2-0 to Penn State Beaver in the first round of the Penn State University Athletic Conference playoffs.
Beaver managed to notch a goal in the 16th minute to put Greater Allegheny down, 1-0 until the 70th minute, as Beaver advanced another to cap off the match in their favor, 2-0.
Freshman goalkeeper Alex Wood (Rochville, Md./St. John's College) saw 23 shots through regulation, as nine were on goal, while putting a stop to seven.
The Greater Allegheny offense contributed eleven shots through 90 minutes. Freshman midfielder Marin Marina (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) posted four shots while freshman midfielder Nick Andrews (Penn Hills, Pa./Serra Catholic) recorded three.
Marina closed the season as the leading scorer, adding 16 goals along with five assists through 16-game season and sitting fourth in the PSUAC for goals, points and shots. Sophomore forward Manoj Sharma (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) finds himself currently in fifth place in the PSUAC for goals scored, as he contributed 13 goals and three assists to lift Greater Allegheny's efforts.
Wood found himself in net for 1085:56 minutes through 13 games for an overall record of 4-5-1 with one shut-out. His efforts places him in fifth place for saves with 79 and fourth place with a save percentage of 70.5%.
Through their second year of collegiate play, the Penn State Greater Allegheny men's soccer team improved their record from 3-10-1, 2-7-1 PSUAC to 6-8-2, 4-4-2 PSUAC, all the while making their first appearance in post-season play in the school's history.