McKeesport, Pa. – The Penn State Greater Allegheny Soccer Team (2-1, 2-0) looks to keep the momentum going after sweeping two games over the weekend when they head on the road to face off against Westmoreland County Community College (0-4, 0-2) on Thursday September 21st.
The Soccer team is riding high after collecting two crucial wins over Penn State Mont Alto and Penn State York over the weekend that put them at 2-0 in conference play. It was the first time since back before the 2011/12 season that the Soccer team has had a 2-0 start in conference play. The last time they started out 1-0 was in the 2015/16 season when they went on to go 5-6 in conference play and finished fourth in the Penn State University Athletic Conference standings.
Marin Marina (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin HS) was the star of the weekend as he collected his first hat trick of the season in Saturday’s game and followed that up with a two goal performance against York on Sunday. For his efforts, Marina was named the week two PSUAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for the first time this season.
It was also a big weekend for Freshman Goal Keeper Colin Bucsok (Pittsburgh, Pa./Thomas Jefferson) as he collected two wins including his first collegiate shut-out against Penn State Mont Alto. Belmo Nurkic (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin HS) Also got in on the action this weekend scoring his first goal of the season against Penn State York.
PSUGA has dominated the series between these two teams over the last five seasons leading the series with a record of 5-1 against WCCC. In those six match-ups PSUGA has scored five goals or more three times on their way to victories.
The last time these two teams met was last season when PSUGA handed WCCC a 9-0 loss. Former Lion Nick Shiller had a hat trick in that game while Marina and Jake Theiret (Port Vue, Pa./South Allegheny) each scored two goals of their own in the rout.
The non-conference match-up is the final game of a four game road trip to start the season for PSUGA soccer with kick-off scheduled for 5 p.m. The Soccer team will play their first home game of the season this Sunday when they take on Penn State Schuylkill at 1 p.m.