First-Place Abington Defeats Wells Men's Soccer

First-Place Abington Defeats Wells Men's Soccer

The Wells College men's soccer team took on first-place Penn State Abington and came out on the losing end of a 4-1 score on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Wells Turf Field. The visiting Nittany Lions remained undefeated in North Eastern Athletic Conference matches this season with a 7-0-0 NEAC mark, and Penn State Abington is 9-3-0 overall.

Wells is 2-11-0 overall and 1-6-0 in the NEAC.

Penn State Abington took an early lead when the Nittany Lions were awarded a penalty kick after a foul by a Wells player inside of the area. Abington converted and led 1-0 in the sixth minute of the match.

A second goal for the Lions stretched the lead to 2-0 at halftime. A cross from a corner kick was played down by a Wells defender and Hernando Villamil collected in the scramble and scored inside the left post.

Abington added two second-half goals. The first came off a long throw-in and shot from the center of the box in the 51st minute. The next was a curled direct kick from 22 yards in the 60th minute.

Wells broke through with a goal in the 77th minute when Pete Paluch converted a spot kick. It was his second goal of the season. The penalty was earned after a nice combination passing play by Mekhi Edge-Wallace and Jasper Ehrhardt. A return cross from Ehrhardt played Edge-Wallace into the area and he was fouled from behind on his shot attempt.

Wells goalkeeper Cam Davis had eight saves in the match.

The Express is back in action Saturday, Oct. 13 at the College of St. Elizabeth at 3 p.m.