Schuylkill Haven, Pa. - With hard-work and dedication from freshman goalkeeper Prakash Wagley (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin), the Penn State Greater Allegheny men's soccer team advanced their Penn State University Athletic Conference standing to 4-1-1 after a 3-0 shutout over Penn State Schuylkill, Sunday afternoon.
The entire first half went scoreless until the second half brought action from Greater Allegheny.
Senior midfielder Gerardo Diaz-Perez (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico/Immaculate Conception Academy) was the first to answer on the field, after junior midfielder Marin Marina (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) found him in front of the net, 1-0 GA.
Just five minutes later, freshman midfielder Ronnie Caldro (Glassport, Pa./South Allegheny) found the feet of junior midfielder Nick Andrews (Penn Hills, Pa./Serra Catholic), who caught the keeper on his line, driving the ball up and over the goalie, 2-0 Greater Allegheny.
With 27 minutes remaining in the contest, Diaz-Perez was up for a penalty kick, pushing it in the lower left of the mesh, 3-0 GA.
Wagley recorded a complete game with three saves.
As a team, Greater Allegheny outshot Schuylkill, 11-3.
With the win, the Greater Allegheny men's soccer team solidifies their place in the Penn State University Athletic Conference playoff rush. The men now have their eyes set on a home playoff berth.
Greater Allegheny (6-2-2, 4-1-1 PSUAC) takes a break before they continue PSUAC action. Saturday brings Penn State Brandywine, set for a 3 p.m. kick-off.