New Kensington sports weekly

New Kensington athletics updates for the week of Sept. 3
Soccer team stands in front of net for photo

The Penn State New Kensington men's soccer team poses for their 2018 team photo.

Credit: Rebecca Dietrich

Men’s soccer falls to Carlow in season opener

The Penn State New Kensington men’s soccer team traveled to Carlow University Sept. 1 for the opening game of the 2018 season.

Under the leadership of new head coach Mark Duffield, the Nittany Lions played a strong first half with neither team scoring. Carlow stepped up offensively in the second half, going on to win 5-1. Sophomore Andrew Perenic scored New Kensington’s lone goal off an assist from freshman Derek McCloud.

The team looks to build on last year’s performance with focus on making the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) playoffs for the third year in a row.

Upcoming games

Thursday, Sept. 6 – Golf @ PSUAC White Invitational, University Park – 10 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8 – Volleyball vs. Community College of Beaver County @ Penn State Beaver – 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8 – Volleyball vs. Westmoreland County Community College @ Penn State Beaver – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8 – Baseball HOME vs. OSU-Mansfield @ Valley High School – 1 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8 – Men’s Soccer @ University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown – 3:30 p.m.

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