MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — The Southern Virginia University men's soccer team fell to conference foe Penn State Harrisburg on Saturday afternoon, losing by a score of 2-0.
The Knights' (1-14, 0-4 CAC) played a strong first half, limiting the Nittany Lions' (14-1-2, 1-1-2 CAC) opportunities and pushing forward for some of their own. Both teams went into halftime without getting on the scoreboard.
The Nittany Lions controlled possession much more in the second half, but the Southern Virginia defense still held strong for much of the second half. In the 72nd minute, Penn State Harrisburg was fouled inside the box to earn a penalty kick, which they put in the back of the net for the 1-0 lead.
The second goal was scored in much the same way, as a successful penalty shot in the 85th minute secured the win for the Nittany Lions.
Junior Anthony Bowden was the only Knights player to attempt a shot, finishing with two for the game.
Goalkeeper Jacob Solis took the loss, totaling six saves in an excellent effort.
Southern Virginia hits the road again on Wednesday as they take on Frostburg State. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. in Frostburg, Md.