ALTOONA, Pa. – Penn State Altoona men's soccer recorded its second Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference victory of the season on Saturday afternoon, when the Lions held on for a 2-1 win over conference opponent Alfred State College at Pioneer Stadium.
Brant Aughenbaugh (Spring Grove, PA/Spring Grove) and Jon Kadoch (Wallingford, PA/Strath Haven) scored goals for the Lions (4-6-1, 2-0 AMCC), while Tanner Yaw (Palmyra, PA/Palmyra) made one save in goal to pick up his fourth win of the season.
Aughenbaugh put Penn State Altoona up 1-0 at 5:30, when he converted a penalty kick to score his team-leading third goal of the season. Just 7:18 later, Kadoch netted his second goal of the season on an assist from Jordan Francis (East Stroudsburg, PA/Notre Dame East Stroudsburg) to make it 2-0.
Alfred State (0-7, 0-2 AMCC) trimmed Penn State Altoona's lead to one early in the second half, when Jared Barlow found the back of the net at 52:04 to make it 2-1.
But Penn State Altoona limited the Pioneers to just one shot on goal the rest of the way, as the Lions were able to hang on for the conference win.
The Lions led Alfred State in shots attempted (15-14) and shots on goal (9-2), while the Pioneers posted a 6-5 advantage in corner kicks.
Aughenbaugh led all players in the game with five shots on goal and seven total shot attempts. Connor Kiley (Downingtown, PA/Downingtown West) had two shot attempts, putting both shots on goal, while Jinkwon Song (Uiwang, Korea/McLean) had three shot attempts with one shot on goal.
Penn State Altoona men's soccer returns to Altoona for a three-game AMCC homestand, starting on Tuesday, October 1, when the Lions will host conference foe Franciscan University at 6:00 p.m.