Lions Bounce Back With 3-1 Triumph At Bryn Athyn

Mike Usher
Mike Usher

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. -- Three days after dropping a heartbreaking game to Delaware Valley, the Penn State Brandywine men's soccer team got back in the win column following a 3-1 triumph at Bryn Athyn on Saturday night.

The Lions (3-2), who had played four one-goal games during their first four outings this fall, opened up a 3-0 lead and never looked back for their third triumph over a Division III opponent. Brandywine dealt Bryn Athyn (2-1) its first loss of the season.

"I'm really proud of our effort tonight from top to bottom. We set the tone right away, finished our chances and dictated how the flow of the game was going to go," said second-year head coach Jesse Zafiratos.

Mohamed Camara (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) netted a pair of goals, his first two of the season, while Brandon Crochunis (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) added a score and Mike Usher (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) assisted on both of Camara's tallies.

Camara opened the scoring in the 16th minute after taking an Usher feed down the left side and sending a shot into the opposite corner of the net. He doubled the lead just over 10 minutes later as Usher sent a ball pass through the Bryn Athyn defense and he deposited it in the back of the cage.

Crochunis added an insurance goal at the 56:04 mark, his second tally of the season. Abdul Sule ended the Lions' shutout bid in the 88th minute by accounting for Bryn Athyn's lone score.

A pair of Brandywine goalkeepers split action in net. Will Scott-Norris (Wilmington, Del./Mt. Pleasant) earned the victory after stopping the only shot he faced during the first half, while Brandon Welden (Essington, Pa./Interboro) turned away two shots during the final 45 minutes. Brandywine held an 8-4 edge in shots on goal.

The Lions are on the road again Wednesday when they visit Rosemont for an 7:00 pm match.

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