MEDIA, Pa. -- Penn State Brandywine and Penn State Hazleton entered Sunday with identical 3-0 Penn State University Athletic Conference women's soccer records, but Penn State Brandywine now owns sole possession of first place as the Lions knocked off Hazleton 3-1 on their home field.
Brandywine (5-3, 4-0 PSUAC) now needs to win one of its final two conference games to clinch the No. 1 seed in the PSUAC Tournament and its third-straight PSUAC regular-season title.
Averie Florschutz (Chadds Ford, Pa./Kennett) provided the first two goals of the game, giving the Lions a 2-0 lead entering the halftime break. She tallied her first score just 3:47 into the match, breaking through a trio of Hazleton defenders and beating goalkeeper Devon Keiper to the top left corner.
The Lions' lead reached two scores when Florschutz scored off a feed from Emily Jefferson (Sparta, N.J./Pope John XXIII Regional) in the 39th minute.
Brianna Banks (Philadelphia, Pa./Parkway Center) added an insurance goal late in the second half, upping her team-leading total to 14 scores.
Hazleton got one goal closer following a free kick score by Madison Polumbo in the 82nd minute, but that would be the visitors' final shot of the match.
Emily Bush (Bayville, N.J./Central Regional) stopped eight of the nine shots she faced to earn her fourth victory of the season. Brandywine outshot Hazleton 31-12, putting 15 shots on target.
Brandywine hits the road Wednesday for the first time in two weeks when the Lions visit Alvernia for a 7:00 PM match.
October 10, 2018 Bush, Florschutz Receive PSUAC Women’s Soccer Weekly Accolades
October 10, 2018 Alvernia Ends Lions' Win Streak At Five Games
October 7, 2018 Lions Knock Off Hazleton In PSUAC Battle For First Place
October 2, 2018 Brandywine Overpowers Lehigh Valley 11-0
September 30, 2018 Lions Blank Mont Alto On Senior Day
September 28, 2018 Seven Players Score In Brandywine Victory At Lehigh Valley
September 22, 2018 Brandywine Bests Beaver; Opens Conference Play With Victory
September 15, 2018 Cabrini Pulls Away From Brandywine With Four-Goal Second Half
September 11, 2018 Brianna Banks Named PSUAC Women’s Soccer Player Of The Week
September 8, 2018 Ursinus Blanks Brandywine
September 5, 2018 Banks Scores Three; Lions Downed At Wesley
August 29, 2018 Women’s Soccer Opens 2018 At Home Friday Afternoon
August 16, 2018 Elise Pratt Tabbed To Lead Women’s Soccer Program
July 19, 2018 Women’s Soccer Releases 2018 Schedule