NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (Titan Athletics)– The Westminster College men’s soccer team won, 4-1, over non-conference foe Penn State Altoona in their home opener Wednesday night.
Westminster scored twice in the first half and twice in the second. Four different Titans scored.
Junior Nick Iregui (Gig Harbor, WA / Charles Wright Academy) scored the first goal one minute into the contest as he dribbled past Penn State’s defense and placed the ball in the upper right corner of the net. Sophomore Tyler Caterino (Monessen, PA / Monessen) netted Westminster’s second goal in the 36th minute as senior Ahmed Cisse (Germantown, MD / Clarksburg) found him with a through ball inside the box.
Caterino assisted on the Titans’ third goal, their first of the second half, with a cross in the box to senior Nick Cimini (Mars, PA / Mars Area) in the 35th minute. Penn State’s Jordan Francis spoiled the shutout with a goal 15 minutes later. Titan senior Ahmed Cisse (Germantown, MD / Clarksburg) got in on the scoring action with a goal with six seconds left in the game.
Westminster outshot Penn State, 15-6 (6-2 on goal). The Titans earned four corner kicks, while the Lions had two. Titan senior goalie Ezra Cimino (Brookline, MA / Waldorf) earned the win.
The Titans will next compete in the two-game Fredonia Classic in Fredonia, N.Y., starting on Friday, September 6 against Buffalo State at 1 p.m.