September 2, 2013

Efficient Statesmen topple undefeated Avila 3-1

The Oskaloosa Herald


The William Penn men’s soccer team extended its winning streak to three by defeating Avila 3-1 in non-conference play Sunday.
William Penn (3-1) was outshot 10-8, but held a 5-3 edge in a strong first stanza. Two of the team’s first-half attempts found the back of the net.
Angelo Kelly continued his great early-season production by getting the Statesmen on the board with an unassisted goal 22:27 into the afternoon. The sophomore now has three goals this fall.
Francis Koroma pushed the advantage to 2-0 just over five minutes later. His second goal of 2013 was assisted by Milo Bruce-Burgess for his first statistical contribution at William Penn.
Cem Olgar wrapped up the Statesmen scoring in the 52nd minute off an assist by Mark Dryden. Olgar is now tied with Kelly for the squad lead in goals, while Dryden has two assists.
The Eagles (2-1) finally scored at 57:06, but were unable to get any closer.
It is the first time the program has been two games over .500 since being 8-6-1 on Oct. 19, 2010. The winning streak is William Penn’s longest since also winning three in 2011.
Goalkeeper Pedro Pereira stopped five shots to remain perfect in 2013 (3-0).
William Penn will play its home opener Friday by hosting Friends at 7 p.m. as part of the William Penn Classic.