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Lions Knocked Out of ECAC Tournament With 4-1 Loss to Harrisburg

Lions Knocked Out of ECAC Tournament With 4-1 Loss to Harrisburg


11/12/2016 — ALFRED, N.Y. - #2 Penn State Altoona men's soccer was eliminated from the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Division III Championship Tournament on Saturday night, when the Lions lost 4-1 to #3 Penn State Harrisburg in a Region 4 first round game at Alfred University's Yunevich Stadium.

Seth Murrelle (Sayre, PA/Sayre) scored his seventh goal of the season for Penn State Altoona (11-8-1, 6-2-1 AMCC). Liam Grady (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) made four saves in goal.

Penn State Harrisburg (12-8, 5-4 CAC) struck first on Colby Brown's penalty shot goal at 25:50, and they doubled their lead shortly before halftime when Ethan Hoover found the back of the net at 42:30.

Just under four minutes into the second half, Penn State Altoona cut its deficit to 2-1 when Murrelle scored at the 48:23 mark.

But Penn State Harrisburg scored twice more, getting goals from Justin Elnahrawy at 60:56 and Mitchell Saye at 71:37.

Penn State Altoona held a 17-13 advantage in total shots, while shots on goal were tied 9-9 between the two squads. Penn State Harrisburg led 8-3 in corner kicks.

Photo: Penn State Altoona junior midfielder Seth Murrelle scored his seventh goal of the season on Saturday night against Penn State Harrisburg in the first round of the ECAC Division III Championship Tournament.

TAGS: men's soccer