No. 22 Lions Host Allegheny Friday Night

No. 22 Lions Host Allegheny Friday Night

ERIE, Pa. – The No. 22 Penn State Behrend men's soccer team will host Allegheny in non-conference action on Friday night at the Behrend Field, beginning at 7 p.m. 

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Behrend News & Notes:

* Behrend earned its first national ranking to start the season in the USC Top 25 poll
* The Lions rank No. 22 with a 4-0 record after the first two weeks
* Behrend is ranked tied for 15th in total goals (15) in the NCAA Division III statistics, while Jordan Floyd (Plum, PA/Plum) and Richard Blanchard (Erie, PA/Cathedral Prep) are also nationally ranked individually
* Blanchard is tied for sixth in game-winning goals (2), while Floyd is tied for seventh in total goals (5)
* As a team, the Lions have dished out 14 assists on 15 goals led by Blanchard and Matthew Romesberg (Hollsopple, PA/North Star) with three apiece
* Romesberg tallied an assist on each goal in a 2-1 win over Potsdam on Sunday

Allegheny News & Notes:

* The Gators are looking for their first win of the season after an 0-4 start
* Allegheny has been outscored 11-4 in the first four contests
* The Gators are coming off a 3-0 loss to Marietta last Saturday
* Eddie Opalko leads the team with a pair of goals for four points
* Nick Ferreira and Jack Barron-Sluga have split the time in goal with two games each

Series History:

* The Gators and Lions are meeting for the 27th time since the all-time series began in 1977
* Allegheny holds a slight 13-9-4 overall record
* Behrend is closing the gap after winning four straight against the Gators
* The Lions have shut out Allegheny in the last three meetings, including a 2-0 win in 2018

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