Banged-Up Statesmen Slip Past St. Mary (Kan.) 1-0

William Penn University Athletics

Leavenworth, Kan.–Despite the absence of a few key players, the William Penn men’s soccer team got back to .500 with a 1-0 win over St. Mary (Kan.) Tuesday.

The non-conference win moves the Statesmen to 4-4 as they open up Midwest Collegiate Conference play this Saturday against Mount Mercy at home (7 p.m.).

The score was not indicative of the dominance by the navy and gold. The visitors outshot the Spires (1-5) by a tally of 21-8, including a 13-3 margin after halftime.

All of that unfortunately did not result in a goal for William Penn until the last few seconds of regulation. At the 87:33 mark, Cameron Russell (Fr., Denver, Colo., Industrial Technology) finally buried a shot from the top of the box for his first collegiate goal. Angelo Kelly (Fr., Ottumwa, Iowa, Physical Education) collected his second assist of the year on the play.

Mason Bandy (So., Calgary, Alberta, Biology) managed five saves for his second shutout of 2012.

“I was pleased that we battled through some adversity and were able to finally break through and get the goal,” Head Coach Greg Jarosik said. “Cameron had a very nice finish on his first college score.”

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