No. 16 Lions Set to Battle No. 14 Mt. Union Tonight

No. 16 Lions Set to Battle No. 14 Mt. Union Tonight

ERIE, Pa. – The No. 16 Penn State Behrend men's soccer team will face its first ranked opponent of the season today, traveling to No. 14 Mount Union for a 7 p.m. kick off.

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Behrend News & Notes:

* Behrend keeps moving up in the regional and national rankings with an undefeated 7-0 mark
* The Lions are now second in the USC Great Lakes Region and No. 16 in the Top 25 National Poll
* Behrend is coming off a 1-0 win over Mt. Aloysius on Saturday
* Senior defender Nick Schwarzel (South Park, PA/South Park) buried a penalty kick in the 89th minute to get the Lions past the Mounties
* With three straight shutouts in goal, senior Matt Warnaka (Beaver Falls, PA/Blackhawk) ranks second in the AMCC in goals-against average at 1.00

Mt. Union News & Notes:

* The Purple Raiders moved up four spots in the Top 25 Poll
* Mt. Union started the season at No. 18 and now ranks No. 14 entering tonight's game
* The Purple Raiders are 6-0-1, posting four shutouts with a recent 1-0 win over Denison on Saturday
* Mt. Union's tie came against Case Western Reserve on Sept. 2
* Rylan Wikle leads the team with four goals for eight points

Series History:

* Behrend and Mt. Union are meeting for the eighth time in program history
* The two teams last met in 2007 with the Lions posting a 3-1 victory
* The Purple Raiders hold a 5-2 lead in the all-time series that began in 1994
* Mt. Union's last win was a 3-1 decision in 2006

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