McKeesport, PA. – It came down to the final seconds on Saturday, but the PSUGA soccer team pulled out a big 2-1 victory over Penn State Scranton (0-3, 0-1). After 90 minutes of a tie ball game , PSUGA took advantage of their opportunities and scored a goal just 48 seconds before the clock expires.
With 48 seconds left on the second overtime clock senior Jagesh Subba (Pittsburgh, PA./Baldwin HS) got the ball at midfield. He took a shot and it bounced off of a Scranton player and found its way into the net giving PSUGA the 2-1 win. It was a hard fought contest on both sides but PSUGA found a way to get the last points in the end.
Subba also started the scoring on the day coming to the line for a penalty kick and put it in the bottom right corner of the net to give PSUGA the 1-0 lead with 25 minutes left in the first half. PSU-Scranton got on the board six minutes later when Kyle Davies broke free and got a shot off that found the back of the net and tied the game at two.
PSUGA outshot PSU-Scranton by 46-9 setting a new program record for shots in a game. Subba led the way with a program record 16 shots and Prajal Sharma (Pittsburgh, PA./Baldwin HS) finished right behind him with eight shots and nearly got a shot off on the final play of the game.
With the win, PSUGA now improves to 2-0 in conference play and has started the year off on a bright note after slipping up in the first game. Colin Bucsok (Pittsburgh, PA./Thomas Jefferson HS) saved six shots on the day and now tied the program record for career wins picking up his 11th win of the season.
PSUGA now faces their toughest test of the season when they battle Penn State Brandywine at 12 p.m. Come check out all the action at bit.ly/PSUGAYT.