October 2, 2012

PSU Abington roars to a strong start

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

Thursday, Sep. 1: All times Eastern
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TBA
Newbury at Suffolk
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TBA
Mass-Dartmouth at Framingham State
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TBA
Washington College at Neumann
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TBA
Wentworth at Wheaton (Mass.)
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TBA
Stevenson at Gwynedd-Mercy
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TBA
Curry at Colby-Sawyer
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TBA
Emmanuel at Daniel Webster
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TBA
Macalester at UW-Superior
M:
TBA
Howard Payne at University of Dallas
M:
TBA
Pacific Lutheran at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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3:00 PM
Olivet at Rochester (Mich.)
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4:00 PM
Lake Michigan College at Kalamazoo
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4:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Widener
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4:00 PM
North Central (Minn.) at Maranatha Baptist
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4:00 PM
St. Norbert at Lakeland
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5:00 PM
Franklin at Wabash
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5:00 PM
Keene State at Worcester State
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5:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at St. Olaf
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5:00 PM
Bethel at Simpson
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5:00 PM
Chicago at Dominican
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5:00 PM
University of the Ozarks at Lyon
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5:30 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Beloit
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5:30 PM
Lawrence at Concordia (Wis.)
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5:30 PM
North Park at Aurora
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6:00 PM
Greenville at Alma
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6:00 PM
Saint Mary's (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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6:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Carleton
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6:00 PM
Rockford at Northland
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6:00 PM
North Idaho Col. at Whitworth
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6:30 PM
UW-Platteville at Cornell
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7:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
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7:00 PM
Lawrence Tech (Mich.) at Ohio Northern
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7:00 PM
Nichols at WPI
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7:00 PM
Becker at Massachusetts Maritime
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7:00 PM
Wilmington at Wittenberg
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7:00 PM
Muskingum at Carnegie Mellon
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7:00 PM
Spalding at Austin
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7:30 PM
Mount Union at Case Western Reserve
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7:30 PM
Principia at Rose-Hulman
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8:00 PM
Sewanee at LaGrange
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8:00 PM
Washington U. at Webster
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8:00 PM
Lake Forest at Benedictine
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8:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Wartburg
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8:00 PM
Huntingdon at Birmingham-Southern
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10:00 PM
Augsburg at Cal Lutheran
Friday, Sep. 2: All times Eastern
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TBA
Norwich at New Paltz State
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TBA
North Central (Minn.) at Emmaus
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1:00 PM
Averett at Mary Washington
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4:00 PM
Hobart at Dickinson
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4:00 PM
Finlandia at Rockford
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4:00 PM
Colorado College at Concordia-Moorhead
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5:00 PM
Trine at Anderson
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5:00 PM
Elmhurst at Earlham
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6:00 PM
Mount Aloysius at York (N.Y.)
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6:30 PM
Alfred State at St. Vincent
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6:30 PM
Buena Vista at St. Thomas
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7:00 PM
McDaniel at Gallaudet
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7:00 PM
Husson at Gordon
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7:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Crown
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7:30 PM
Hiram at Baldwin Wallace
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8:00 PM
Maine Maritime at University of New England
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8:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at UW-Whitewater
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8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Dubuque
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9:00 PM
Austin at Centre
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10:00 PM
Augsburg at UC Santa Cruz
Saturday, Sep. 3: All times Eastern
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TBA
Pine Manor at Newbury
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TBA
Norwich at SUNY Canton
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TBA
Hood at Drew
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TBA
TBA at Hiram
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TBA
Curry at Johnson State
M:
TBA
Emerson at Emmanuel
M:
TBA
Averett at Marymount
M:
TBA
Milwaukee Engineering at Hamline
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TBA
Luther at Carleton
M:
TBA
University of Dallas at Hendrix
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TBA
Pacific Lutheran at Pomona-Pitzer
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10:00 AM
Mass-Boston at Wentworth
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12:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Rose-Hulman
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12:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Rowan
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12:00 PM
Alfred State at Catholic
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1:00 PM
Stevenson at Randolph-Macon
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1:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Keene State
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1:00 PM
Stockton at Mary Washington
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1:00 PM
Crown at Wisconsin Lutheran
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1:30 PM
Massachusetts College at Becker
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1:30 PM
John Carroll at Brandeis
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2:00 PM
Mount Aloysius at SUNY-Old Westbury
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2:00 PM
Berry at Wooster
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2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Bethel
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2:00 PM
Texas-Dallas at Chicago
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3:00 PM
Trine at Earlham
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3:00 PM
Kalamazoo at DePauw
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3:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Valley Forge
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3:00 PM
Albion at Grinnell
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3:30 PM
Central at Alma
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3:30 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Martin Luther
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4:00 PM
TCNJ at Dickinson
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4:00 PM
DeSales at Bridgewater (Va.)
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4:00 PM
Finlandia at Northland
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4:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Gustavus Adolphus
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4:00 PM
Macalester at UW-Whitewater
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4:00 PM
Carroll at St. John's
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5:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Mount Union
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5:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at TBA
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5:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Simpson
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5:00 PM
Rhodes at University of the Ozarks
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6:00 PM
Shenandoah at Ferrum
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6:00 PM
Knox at St. Scholastica
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7:00 PM
Oberlin at Ohio Northern
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7:00 PM
Carthage at Gordon
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7:00 PM
Coe at UW-Platteville
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7:00 PM
Occidental at Whitworth
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7:30 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Penn State-Behrend
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7:30 PM
Covenant at Wilmington
Sunday, Sep. 4: All times Eastern
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TBA
WPI at Worcester State
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TBA
Hood at FDU-Florham
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TBA
North Central (Minn.) at Carleton
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TBA
Milwaukee Engineering at St. John's
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TBA
Carroll at Hamline
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TBA
University of Dallas at Rhodes
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TBA
Brevard at Huntingdon
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12:00 PM
Washington and Lee at St. Joseph's (L.I.)
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12:00 PM
Wentworth at Lasell
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12:00 PM
Saint Mary's (Minn.) at North Park
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1:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Thomas More
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1:00 PM
Central at Olivet
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1:00 PM
Emerson at Curry
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1:00 PM
Franklin at Sewanee
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2:00 PM
Piedmont at Guilford
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2:00 PM
Wesley at Bridgewater (Va.)
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2:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Lake Forest
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2:00 PM
Martin Luther at Wisconsin Lutheran
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2:00 PM
Colorado College at St. Thomas
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2:30 PM
Bethany Lutheran at Beloit
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3:00 PM
Franklin at Birmingham-Southern
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3:00 PM
Me.-Fort Kent at Maine Maritime
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3:30 PM
Wooster at Transylvania
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4:00 PM
Haverford at Brandeis
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4:00 PM
Albion at Loras
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4:00 PM
Knox at Gustavus Adolphus
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4:30 PM
Buena Vista at Concordia-Moorhead
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5:00 PM
Augustana at Aurora
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5:00 PM
Hendrix at University of the Ozarks
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6:00 PM
Lakeland at Illinois Wesleyan
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7:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at TBA
No contests today.
No contests today.