October 2, 2012

PSU Abington roars to a strong start

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Senior Matt Howard has five goals this season PSU Abington Athletics

After another win and with a 7-0 record, the Penn State-Abington Nittany Lions are cruising. And with a conference record of 5-0, Abington sits at the top of the NEAC standings.

Located in Abington, PA (a suburb of Philadelphia), the Nittany Lions are off to their strongest start since the program started in the 1968-69 season.

With that kind of momentum, the men's team could have easily overlooked Mondays match against Lancaster Bible College. Facing a down-on-their-luck Chargers squad and looking forward to their match later in the week against Cazenovia, the only other undefeated NEAC side, all the pieces were in place for an upset.

Fortunately for the men in white, an upset just wasn't in the cards.

After twenty minutes of offensive control, PSU-Abington finally punched one across the line on a goal by senior Matt Howard. His volley off an assist by sophomore Alex Martins just got by the diving senior Chargers keeper Tim Landis for the 1-0 lead.

Yet the Chargers would not be easily put away. After a run of play that saw the Nittany Lions fire off four more shots in the span of a minute and a half, Lancaster Bible broke out of their own end with a long ball down the left sideline. Sophomore Miles Herron grabbed control of the ball deep in the offensive zone and sent a cross into the box. Freshman Bradley Wilcox was waiting above the near post and sent a one-time volley on net. The volley was redirected off a Nittany Lions defender and got past freshman goalkeeper James Carlin for the equalizer.

It wasn't until 10 minutes had ticked off the clock in the second half that the Nittany Lions would break through the Chargers strong defense and open up their lead. After getting by several Charger defenders, Martins beat Landis for the game-winner. Minutes later, senior Joshua Clinger converted off a Charger turnover for the 3-1 lead. Martins then finished off the scoring with his second goal of the match off a corner kick by senior Julian Ward.

With the victory and the momentum, the Nittany Lions now look to extend their streak as they hit the road for Cazenovia for a Saturday NEAC conference match. The Wildcats sit currently at 3-0 in NEAC play. A victory for Abington not only continues their streak, but puts the team into firm control of first place in the conference. Gametime is set for 3:00 p.m.

By PSU-Abington Assistant SID Travis Galaska

Tuesday, Sep. 2: All times Eastern
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Final
at Framingham State 4, Suffolk 0
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TCNJ 5, at York (N.Y.) 0
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at Juniata 3, St. Vincent 0
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Eastern 3, at Mount St. Vincent 1
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Wesleyan 1, at Eastern Connecticut 0
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Spalding at Hanover
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at Chicago 6, Knox 2
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Principia at Lindenwood (IL)
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Alvernia at Gwynedd-Mercy
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Monmouth at Central
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7:00 PM
Stevenson at Penn State-Berks
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0 Anna Maria
4 MIT
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7:00 PM
Richard Stockton at RPI
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7:00 PM
Wells at Medaille
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7:00 PM
Alfred St. at Penn College
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Manhattanville at Arcadia
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Johnson State at Potsdam State
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7:30 PM
Wilmington at Wittenberg
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St. Joseph's (L.I.) at Kean
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Linfield at Trinity Lutheran
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Amherst at New England College
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Austin at LeTourneau
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Franciscan at Waynesburg
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Loras at Carroll
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Northwest Chrst. at George Fox
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Hope Int'l at La Verne
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0 UC Santa Cruz
0 Cal Lutheran
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Johnson and Wales 4, at Nichols 0
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Keene State 1, at Framingham State 0
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Baptist Bible at Delaware Valley
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Trine 1, at Manchester 0
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Alfred St. at Medaille
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Christendom at Mary Baldwin
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Marian 2, at Ripon 1
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SUNY-Old Westbury at York (N.Y.)
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at Lake Forest 3, Carthage 2
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5 Wentworth
0 Emerson
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1 Curry
0 Rhode Island College
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Loras at Carroll
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Austin at LeTourneau
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0 LaGrange
0 Toccoa Falls
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Emory and Henry at Bluefield Col.
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0 Lycoming
0 Susquehanna
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0 Cairn
0 Wesley
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1 MIT
0 Worcester State
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0 St. Joseph's (Maine)
2 Bates
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0 Ohio Wesleyan
0 Baldwin-Wallace
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1 Sewanee
0 Covenant
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0 Bridgewater State
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Eastern Nazarene at Lesley
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University of the Ozarks at Hendrix
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St. Mary's (Ind.) at Illinois Wesleyan
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Lancaster Bible at Berkeley (NJ)
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Alfred at Pitt-Bradford
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Curry at Newbury
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Delaware Valley at Penn St. Hazleton
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Westfield State at Albertus Magnus
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New Jersey City at CCNY
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Western New England at Wheaton (Mass.)
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Clark at Nichols
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Wentworth at Johnson and Wales
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Skidmore at New Paltz State
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Western Connecticut at Vassar
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Baruch at Farmingdale State
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Misericordia at Baptist Bible
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Moravian at Cairn
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Hamilton at Oswego State
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Connecticut College at Mitchell
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Mass-Boston at Tufts
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St. Joseph's (Maine) at Thomas
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Daniel Webster at Colby-Sawyer
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Frostburg State at Bethany
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King's at Elmira
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Shenandoah at Hood
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Maine Maritime at Colby
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Montclair State at Hunter
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North Central (Ill.) at Dominican
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Worcester State at Rhode Island College
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Ramapo at FDU-Florham
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Becker at Massachusetts Maritime
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Widener at Ursinus
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Southern Virginia at Eastern Mennonite
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Rutgers-Newark at Merchant Marine
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Eastern Nazarene at Lesley
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University of New England at Bates
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Rose-Hulman at Greenville
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Wisconsin Lutheran at UW-Oshkosh
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Lawrence at Milwaukee Engineering
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Gustavus Adolphus at Bethany Lutheran
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Carleton at Carthage
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Nebraska Wesleyan at Simpson
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Luther at Augsburg
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Caltech at Soka
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La Sierra at Occidental
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Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Azusa Pacific
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Stephens at MacMurray
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St. Olaf at UW-Stevens Point
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Mass-Dartmouth at Salve Regina
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Norwich at Colby-Sawyer
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Morrisville State at Southern Vermont
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Simmons at Smith
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Bard at SUNY-Cobleskill
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Alvernia at Lancaster Bible
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4:00 PM
Washington College at Cabrini
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Misericordia at Lebanon Valley
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Allegheny at John Carroll
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Massachusetts Maritime at Becker
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Rutgers-Newark at Staten Island
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Wesleyan at Mass-Boston
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Eastern at Rosemont
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Cedar Crest at Valley Forge Christ.
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4:00 PM
Lasell at Roger Williams
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Marymount at Randolph-Macon
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St. Joseph (Conn.) at Trinity (Conn.)
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4:30 PM
Daniel Webster at Anna Maria
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Bluffton at Wooster
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Southern Virginia at Eastern Mennonite
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5:00 PM
Albany Pharmacy at Sage
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Mount Aloysius at Penn State-Harrisburg
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Immaculata at Albright
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Point Park at La Roche
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Houghton at Penn State-Behrend
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SUNY-Maritime at Lehman
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Martin Luther at UW-Superior
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Beloit at Concordia-Chicago
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UW-Eau Claire at Bethel
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Mitchell at Coast Guard
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Western New England at Western Connecticut
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Endicott at Salem State
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Salisbury at Richard Stockton
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Rose-Hulman at Greenville
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Nebraska Wesleyan at Simpson
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UW-River Falls at Hamline
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Coe at Cornell
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6:00 PM
UW-Platteville at St. Ambrose
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King's at Penn State-Berks
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7:00 PM
Messiah at Johns Hopkins
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7:00 PM
Ramapo at Mount St. Mary
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Gettysburg at Shenandoah
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Brooklyn at Montclair State
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7:00 PM
Emmanuel at Fitchburg State
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7:00 PM
William Paterson at St. Joseph's (L.I.)
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Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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Wittenberg at Wilmington
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Stevenson at Dickinson
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Gordon at WPI
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Ursinus at Arcadia
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Bethany at Muskingum
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Pitt-Greensburg at Geneva
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York (Pa.) at Elizabethtown
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7:00 PM
Virginia Wesleyan at New Jersey
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SUNY-Canton at Plattsburgh State
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Hood at Catholic
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7:00 PM
Pomona-Pitzer at Master's
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FDU-Florham at Kean
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New England College at Regis (Mass.)
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King's (NY) at Yeshiva
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8:00 PM
UW-Stout at St. Mary's (Minn.)
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8:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at UW-Whitewater
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8:00 PM
Dubuque at North Park
No contests today.
No contests today.