MEDIA, Pa. -- Penn State Brandywine's Daniel Willie (Upper Darby, Pa./Upper Darby) broke a 1-1 tie with under 10 minutes to go in regulation as the Lions defeated Berkeley College (N.J.) 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon in their men's soccerregular-season finale.
Willie's goal, his team-leading 17th of the season, came at the 80:27 mark, giving Brandywine the lead for the first time. Stevie DiSipio (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) cleared the ball from Brandywine's end of the field and sent Willie in 1-on-1 with Knights' goalkeeper Rob Parker. Willie moved past him and tapped in the go-ahead goal.
"This was a huge win for us today. Berkeley is a good team and has been on a roll. Even when we went down 1-0, we kept fighting and competing and found a way to win. That is the identity of a really good team," said Head Coach Jesse Zafiratos.
After a scoreless first half, Berkeley got on the board first, netting a goal in the 60th minute. The Lions did not trail for long as Mohamed Camara (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) followed his own shot and knocked in the rebound to tie the score at 1-1 just 65 seconds later.
The match was evenly played throughout with Brandywine recording 14 shots and Berkeley tallying 12. Seven of the Lions' shots found the target.
Brandon Welden (Essington, Pa./Interboro), this week's PSUAC Goalkeeper of the Week, played the first half in net for Brandywine, stopping the only shot he faced. Jared Sebzda (Warminster, Pa./William Tennett) earned his second victory of the season after blocking three-of-four shots over the final 45 minutes.
Brandywine (13-2-2, 9-0 PSUAC), the top-seeded team in the PSUAC Tournament, will host either Penn State York or Penn State Greater Allegheny in a tournament semifinal on Saturday at 1:00 PM.
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October 31, 2018 Brandywine Bests Beaver 6-1; Captures Third-Straight PSUAC Crown
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October 23, 2018 Welden Earns PSUAC Goalkeeper Of The Week Honor
October 23, 2018 Brandywine Rallies To Edge Berkeley 2-1
October 19, 2018 Brandywine Blanks Saint Vincent 2-0; Continues Long Shutout Streak
October 9, 2018 Willie Named USCAA Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week
October 7, 2018 Brandywine Secures PSUAC Regular-Season Title
October 3, 2018 Willie Scores Four In Brandywine’s Senior Day Victory
October 2, 2018 Evan Roland Lands USCAA Player Of The Week Honor
September 30, 2018 Brandywine Runs Winning Streak To Five Games
September 29, 2018 Brandywine Routs Wilkes-Barre; Six Lions Have Multi-Goal Games
September 25, 2018 Willie Earns PSUAC Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week
September 23, 2018 Brandywine Posts Third-Straight PSUAC Shutout
September 22, 2018 Crochunis, Welden Key Brandywine Victory Over Beaver
September 19, 2018 Brandywine Rolls 9-0 In PSUAC Opener
September 17, 2018 Lions' Comeback Falls Short In 3-2 Setback
September 15, 2018 Brandywine Earns 2-2 Road Tie At Altoona
September 12, 2018 Brandywine Suffers First Loss At Abington
September 11, 2018 Crochunis, Welden Sweep PSUAC Weekly Men’s Soccer Honors
September 8, 2018 Second Half Flurry Lifts Brandywine Over Immaculata
September 5, 2018 Welden Lands USCAA Goalkeeper Of The Week Award
September 4, 2018 Joey Cairy Named PSUAC Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week
September 4, 2018 Brandywine Picks Up 5-1 Victory At Gwynedd Mercy
September 1, 2018 Brandywine Plays Manor To Draw In Opener
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July 9, 2018 Men’s Soccer Welcomes 11-Member Recruiting Class
June 27, 2018 Men’s Soccer Reveals 2018 Schedule