Published Date Written by Jim Lewis
Penn State Harrisburg was ready to face a Washington Adventist team that was coming off a massive win over Division II Shippensburg, ranked 17th in the nation at the time.
The clash between the Lions and the Shock was nothing short of spectacular – if you're a Lion fan.
Penn State Harrisburg scored three first-half goals to beat Washington Adventist, 3-0, on Sunday, Sept. 21 in Middletown.
The intensity and effort of the Lions (5-1) were evident from the start against the Shock (4-2-1). Fortunately, teamwork was the theme of this game, as every pass seemed to find its target.
The Lions' domination started with a crafty pass from Ricardo Quintana that led to a cross from Victor Weaver that found Alex Panuccio, who scored the first goal of the day.
The goal seemed to open the floodgates for Penn State Harrisburg. Austin Katz blew past five Adventist defenders and found Aaron Kline, who scored the Lions' second goal.
Ten minutes later, a foul by Lion defender Mike Jones that stopped a Shock breakaway earned a red card, forcing the Blue & White to play a man down for the remaining 65 minutes.
Penn State Harrisburg’s defense was up to the challenge, however, led by Jon Willingham and Deven Gerhart, who shot down any kind of attack from Adventist. The Lions kept control of the game all the way.