McKeesport, Pa. – The #11 Penn State Greater Allegheny Soccer Team (7-1, 5-0) are set to do battle with Penn State University Athletic Conference foe #9 Penn State Brandywine (9-3, 5-0) on Saturday at 1 p.m. The two teams are both having great seasons and will be battling for the top spot in the PSUAC.
PSUGA is coming off a big win over Westmoreland County Community College as they picked up their fourth shut-out of the season in the 10-0 win. The starters only had to play the first half and everyone got a chance to contribute.
Jake Theiret (Port Vue, Pa./South Allegheny) collected his first hat trick of the season scoring three goals in the contest to up his season total to seven. Marin Marina (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin HS) scored his team leading 10th goal of the season to get the scoring started in just the second minute and PSUGA never looked back.
The only scoring opportunity for WCCC came in the 85th minute on a Penalty Kick opportunity. However, Sophomore goalie Alexa Beyers (Spring Creek, PA./Corry Area High School) dove to her left and came up with the save to preserve the shut-out victory.
Now PSUGA’s minds turn to #9 ranked Penn State Brandywine, who also sit at 5-0 in PSUAC conference play. PSU-Brandywine is coming off of a big win of their own as they beat PSU-Hazleton 5-1 on Wednesday.
Nate Truett lead PSU-Brandywine on the day scoring two late goals in the contest. It was 0-0 up until the 48th minute when Reibman Chris scored to make it 1-0. Hazleton would tie it up coming out of half, but four late goals lead Brandywine to the victory.
It now sets up this clash of titans match-up to see who will go atop the PSUAC standings. Brandywine currently has a slight edge over PSUGA thanks to their 9-3 overall record. Brandywine has lead the all-time mtch-ups between these two teams with a record of 0-3-1. However, PSUGA did knock PSU-Brandywine out of the playoffs in the 2015/16 season after tying in regulation, PSUGA was able to take the victory in a shootout 5-4.