NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster men's soccer team won, 2-1, against the Bethany Bison, in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) matchup at home on Wednesday night.
Westminster (7-5, 3-0 PAC) gained early momentum as graduate student Nick Iregui (Gig Harbor, WA / Charles Wright Academy) scored his eighth goal of the season, assisted by sophomore Antonio Ulizzi (Coraopolis, PA / Montour). Bethany (2-6-1, 0-3 PAC) answered back with a goal from Modou Faye to make the score 1-1. With less than four minutes remaining in the first half, senior Marc Esqueda (San Bruno, CA / Junipero Serra) gathered a loose ball and blasted a goal, which would be the eventual game-winner, marking Esqueda's first career game-winner. The Titans took a 2-1 lead to intermission.
During the second half, each team's defense stepped up limiting the scoring chances. Westminster's defense answered the call by making numerous stops and sealing the victory.
Titan junior goalkeeper Jad Jadallah (Canfield, OH / Canfield) gathered three saves and earned the win in a complete-game effort.
Westminster is back in action on Saturday, October 9 as it travels to Greenville, Pa. to take on the Thiel Tomcats in PAC competition. Start time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.