Men’s Soccer Picks Up First Win of Season

Carter Miller shooting the ball past the goalie.
Freshman forward Carter Miller scores York?s first goal.

Penn State York Men's Soccer got into the win column for the first time in 2017 in a big way, with a 5–1 victory over visiting Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Carlos Robles-Flores (Mexico City, Mexico / Springville High School) scored a hat trick while Carter Miller (York, Pennsylvania / Dallastown Area High School) recorded two goals and an assist.

Zacharia Sao opened the scoring twenty minutes into the game to put Wilkes-Barre on the board first, and his team managed to hit the post or crossbar on three occasions in the first half alone. After a few periods of sustained pressure, York's Miller outran the last defender and curled a shot from outside the 18-yard box past the goalkeeper in the thirty-first minute to level the score.

The second half was all Penn State York as Miller tallied his second goal just two minutes into the period, then assisted on Robles-Flores' first goal in the sixty-fifth minute. Robles-Flores would add two more goals in the eighty-fifth and eighty-eighth minutes to put the outcome beyond doubt.

On the day, Wilkes-Barre led York in shots, but Maksim Zingman (Minsk, Belarus / Ridgewood) recorded six saves in goal to pick up the win.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre falls to 0–2 on the year, while Penn State York improves its record to 1-3-1 (1-1-1 PSUAC). York hopes to pick up another win when they host Penn State Worthington Scranton on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1:00 p.m. before traveling for an always-tough away match at Penn State Brandywine next Monday.