Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Soccer - Warriors off to their best start with win over Medaille

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A pretty first half goal from senior Kyle Mizell (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) and a clincher from senior Keenthy Yeboah (Silver Spring, Md./Montgomery Blair) in the second half lifted the sixth-ranked Lycoming College men’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Medaille College on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 13, at the Shangraw Complex.

Lycoming starts the season 6-0, the best start in program history and is on the longest win streak since 2015 when that team won nine straight.

The Warriors first goal came off a nice assist from senior Abdullahi Abdi (Seattle, Wash./James Garfield), who volleyed the ball out of the air with his right heel, finding Mizell, who also had his back turned to the goal, and he quickly turned and fired a strike from about 25 yards out into the top left corner of the goal, giving Lycoming the 1-0 advantage just under three minute into the game. The goal for Mizell gives him three on the season, tied for the most on the team with Abdi and senior Jordan Logan (Oxford, Pa./Oxford Area).

Abdi picked up his second assist of the game and his third of the season in the second half when he fired a shot that was deflected by the goalie and Yeboah followed for the goal into the bottom left corner to make it 2-0 with a little more than 15 minutes to play. With his two assists, Abdi is now alone in fourth place for most assists in program history with 23.

Lycoming outshot Medaille, 20-3, with a 14-0 advantage in the second half. Junior Chris Solecki (Hainesport, N.J./Lenape) made two saves for his third shutout of the season. Medaille’s Matthew Gabalski made four saves.
Lycoming returns to the field on Saturday, Sept. 16, when they head to regionally-ranked Scranton University for a 3:30 p.m. tilt.

Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                        Lycoming College Warrior Soccer
            Medaille vs Lycoming (Sep 13, 2017 at Williamsport, Pa.)

 Medaille (4-2) vs. Lycoming (6-0)
 Date: Sep 13, 2017  Attendance: 228
 Weather: 67 degrees, cloudy, winds @ SE6
 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Medaille............  0  0 -  0
 Lycoming............  1  1 -  2
  1.  42:05 LYCOM Kyle Mizell (3) (Abdullahi Abdi)
  2.  15:10 LYCOM Keenthy Yeboah (2) (Abdullahi Abdi)
 Shots: Medaille 3, Lycoming 20
 Saves: Medaille 4 (Matthew Gabalski 4), Lycoming 2 (Chris Solecki 2)

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