Men’s Soccer Falls 2-0 to Bradford

Photo (by Omer Sanchez): Senior goalkeeper Tanner Yaw was recognized in a pregame Senior Day ceremony on Saturday.
Photo (by Omer Sanchez): Senior goalkeeper Tanner Yaw was recognized in a pregame Senior Day ceremony on Saturday.

ALTOONA, Pa. – In its final home game of the 2019 regular season, the Penn State Altoona men's soccer team was handed a 2-0 loss by Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Pitt-Bradford on Saturday afternoon at Spring Run Stadium.

Tanner Yaw (Palmyra, PA/Palmyra) made seven saves in goal for Penn State Altoona (5-11-1, 3-5 AMCC). Yaw, a senior in his third and final year with the men's soccer program, was recognized in a pregame Senior Day ceremony by his team.

Penn State Altoona's Jon Kadoch (Wallingford, PA/Strath Haven) led all players in the game with four shots on goal and six total shot attempts. Jordan Francis (East Stroudsburg, PA/Notre Dame East Stroudsburg) and Brant Aughenbaugh (Spring Grove, PA/Spring Grove) finished with three shot attempts each, with Aughenbaugh putting one of those shots on goal.

Pitt-Bradford (8-6, 4-3 AMCC) used a pair of second half goals to get past Penn State Altoona.

After a scoreless first half in which the Lions posted a 9-6 advantage in shots, Pitt-Bradford broke the 0-0 tie late in the second period. After a throw-in, the ball deflected to Pitt-Bradford's Scott Compson, whose short shot beat the keeper at 73:04 to put the Panthers up 1-0.

The visiting squad tacked on an insurance goal at 87:27, when Compson's pass from midfield found Pearson Liddell, who sent a shot into the goal from 12 yards out to make it 2-0.

Penn State Altoona finished the day with a 15-13 edge in shots and an 8-4 advantage in corner kicks, while Pitt-Bradford posted a 9-7 lead in shots on goal.

Lions soccer will look to break its three-game skid on Wednesday, October 23, when the team will travel to Pittsburgh to play AMCC opponent La Roche University at 1:00 p.m.