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Men's Soccer Defeats Mount Aloysius 2-1, Advances to AMCC Semifinals

Men's Soccer Defeats Mount Aloysius 2-1, Advances to AMCC Semifinals




10/29/2016 — ALTOONA, Pa. - #3 Penn State Altoona men's soccer grabbed a 2-1 victory over #6 Mount Aloysius College on Saturday afternoon in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament first round game at Spring Run Stadium.

Alhaji Umaru Koroma (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) and Matthew Hibbs (Williamsport, PA/Loyalsock Township) scored goals for the Lions (11-6-1, 6-2-1 AMCC).

Liam Grady (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) made four saves between the pipes for his 11th win of the year.

Mount Aloysius (10-8-1, 4-5 AMCC) took a 1-0 lead at 13:44, when Thomas Sloan stole the ball from a Lions player and beat the goalkeeper to his right on a shot from inside the box.

But Penn State Altoona evened the score 1-1 at 36:26. Jacob Weaver (Downingtown, PA/Downingtown West) headed the ball from the left of the Mount Aloysius goal to the front, and Koroma was there to fire a shot past the keeper. The goal was Koroma's second of the season.

In the second half, Hibbs came up with the game-winning goal for the Lions. He took a pass in the box from Michael Carrigan (Malvern, PA/Great Valley) and sent a shot past the keeper's left that tucked just inside the right goal post at 67:43 to put Penn State Altoona up 2-1.

The Lions posted a 25-13 advantage over the Mounties in total shots attempted, including putting 10 shots on goal to Mount Aloysius' five. Penn State Altoona held a narrow 6-5 advantage in corner kicks.

Next up, Penn State Altoona men's soccer will travel to play #2 Medaille College on Wednesday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the AMCC semifinal round.

Photo (by Joel Nelson): Penn State Altoona junior Alhaji Umaru Koroma protects the ball from a Mount Aloysius player during Saturday's AMCC Tournament game at Spring Run Stadium.

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