Sept. 16, 2013
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State men's soccer continues its three-game home stand on Tuesday when Robert Morris visits Jeffrey Field for a 7 p.m. clash. Admission and parking are free for the match.
PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS (2-2-1) vs. ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS (1-2-2)
Match 6: Sept. 16, 2013 // 7 p.m. // Jeffrey Field // University Park, Pa.
VENUE: Jeffrey Field (Grass)
STREAMING COVERAGE: BTN.com
SERIES RECORD vs. RMU: 3-0-0
LAST MEETING vs. RMU: Sept. 14, 1999, W 3-0
NEXT GAME: Sept. 22 vs. Duquesne, 1 p.m.
Nittany Lions host in-state rival Robert Morris for mid-week clash
PSU ground out a tough 1-1 draw with No. 5 Cal on Friday on Mack Brady Night
Kyle MacDonald scored his first career goal in the 71st minute on Friday
Penn State has allowed just one goal in 290 minutes at Jeffrey Field this season
Robert Morris fell to Canisius, 3-2, on Sunday
Nittany Lions are 3-0-0 all-time against RMU, winning each match 3-0
Penn State is 192-39-21 all-time against current Pennsylvania Division I teams
ABOUT THE COLONIALS
Robert Morris (1-2-2) enters Tuesday's match following a tough 3-2 loss at Canisius on Sunday. RMU took an eighth-minute lead through Miro Cabrilo. Canisius struck twice before Luca Campos knotted the score before halftime for RMU. The Colonials conceded once more in the 69th minute for the final score line. Canisius held a 19-8 lead in shots.
Robert Morris has had four scorers this season account for six goals led b Neco Brett (2) and Carl Reid (2). Joseph Kuta has played every minute in net posting a 1.29 goals-against average and .708 save percentage.
LAST TIME OUT
Penn State (2-2-1) fought to a 1-1 draw against No. 5 California Friday night at Jeffrey Field as it celebrated the life and legacy of Mack Brady in front of an announced crowd of 3,032.
Kyle MacDonald sent the Penn State faithful into a frenzy after squaring the game with his first career collegiate goal in the 77th minute. Teammate Owen Griffith laid off a beautiful pass to MacDonald, who struck the ball into the top shelf from 10 yards away.
California bagged the opening goal in the 20th minute through Steve Birnbaum's header. Cal held a 15-11 edge in shots and a 5-1 advantage in shots on goal. Andrew Wolverton pushed away four California attempts on net.
MACK BRADY MEMORIAL GAME
Penn State men's soccer and the surrounding community celebrated the life and legacy of Mack Brady on Friday night. Brady passed away on Dec. 31, 2012 due to an unexpected blood infection at the age of eight. To honor his life and love for soccer (specifically goalkeeping), Mack's parents, Christian and Elizabeth Brady, created the "Mack Brady Memorial Soccer Fund." The fund is an endowment for Penn State goalkeepers to help in recruiting, equipment, scholarships and other needs.
KEYSTONE STATE DOMINANCE
Penn State holds a hefty 192-39-21 all-time record against the current Division I teams in Pennsylvania. Penn State has the most all-time wins against Bucknell (59) and has unblemished marks against five other squads (Duquesne, La Salle, Robert Morris, Saint Francis and Saint Joseph's).
STINGY HOME DEFENSE
Junior goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton has allowed just one goal in 290 minutes of action this season, collecting 10 saves through the first three games. The netminder has made a career on clean sheets, posting 17 shutouts in 33 career starts (52%). Wolverton set the Penn State single-season record for shutouts as a freshman (12), and is currently tied for seventh on the PSU career shutout list.
RED STORM DEFEAT LIONS
Penn State fell to No. 23 St. John's, 1-0, in Queens, N.Y. Sunday night as the Red Storm scored the game-winner in the 43rd minute. The Nittany Lions looked strong in the opening frame, but could not break the St. John's defense. The Red Storm goal just before the halftime break gave the hosts a momentum boost into the second half as it continued to generate opportunities. The Blue & White had a chance to square the game in the 88th minute, but Jordan Tyler's header was saved.
DENNIS DOWNS CCSU
After firing 19 shots through the first 80 minutes of action, Penn State finally broke through on the 20th as junior Eli Dennis nodded the game-winner into the back of the net. It was the first career goal at Jeffrey Field for Dennis, who received the ball on a perfect cross from freshman Connor Maloney. The Blue Devils managed just one shot on goal in the match.
Freshman Mark Wadid became the first Penn State rookie to score in a season-opener since Aug. 31, 2001 (Chad Severs) when he drilled a shot inside the near post against Radford. The 69th minute strike proved to be the game-winner, as the Nittany Lions held on for the victory. Goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton made five saves in the game.