Penn State Men's Soccer Drops Tough Game at Villanova
VILLANOVA, Pa. (Nov. 5, 2003) - The Penn State men's soccer team came out with a fury after a scoreless first half, but it was Villanova that scored two second-half goals on its way to a 2-0 victory over the Nittany Lions Wednesday at the VU Soccer Complex.
Junior Joe Zewe (North Versailles, Pa.), who had three shots on goal in the game, had two big chances in the first minute of the second half. Freshman Jeff Chambers (Christiana, Pa.) and junior Chad Severs (Ocean City, N.J.) both got solid shots on goal in the ninth minute of the final half, but each time Wildcat goalkeeper Craig Bald made the stop.
The Wildcats had the first two good chances of the game, but missed on both shots in the first 30 minutes of action. The Nittany Lions carried the action in the final 15 minutes of the first half and into the second.
But Villanova (10-7-1, 4-6 Big East) finally broke the scoreless tie on its first shot on goal as Felix Vincent sent a pass from post to post through the box that Brett Stassfurth put into the back of the net at 63:03.
Dan Massimini made it 2-0 on an eerily similar looking play on a pass from Scott Rodemer with 13:13 remaining in the game.
The win was the first for the Wildcats in seven games played against Penn State. The Nittany Lions will be back in action 7 p.m. Saturday as they wrap up their regular season at Indiana.
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