The Slippery Rock University men’s soccer team finished their 2016 season with a solid 3-1 win Saturday afternoon at Pitt-Johnstown. The Rock closed the year at 5-9-2 overall and 4-5-2 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).
Slippery Rock was in control of the game throughout the day with total shots (17-8), corner kicks (7-3), and shots on goal (7-3). The Rock’s goal scorers for the game were freshman Sean Hobbins, sophomore Anthony Werth, and senior Jacob Thiel. The three-goal game was SRU’s season-best.
Assists for the game were produced by sophomores George Oakley and Justin Minda and senior Arran Robertson.
Freshman goalkeepers Matt Hunsberger and Liam Glowaski saw action for the first time this season. This was Hunsberger’s first collegiate win that included stopping two shots in the first half before handing it over to Glowaski for the last 45 minutes of play.
The Rock came out strong and scored two goals within the first 10 minutes of play. Hobbins was the first to score off of an assist by Oakley. Shortly after Werth scored the second goal off of an assist by Minda. Thiel finished the Rock’s scoring blast with a goal off of Robertson’s pass to give a comfortable 3-0 lead heading into halftime.
Pitt-Johnstown was able to get on the board with a goal by Colin Michalski five minutes into the second half. That shot never fazed the Rock who was able to hold UPJ to a 3-1 win. Oakley finished the day with a team-best of three shots. Hobbins, Thiel, freshman Nick Sodini, sophomore Enrique Trevino, and redshirt junior Adolfo Segura each had two shots in the winning game.