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WVU Completes Successful Week, Beating No. 17 Penn State

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University men’s soccer team defeats Penn State on Friday evening at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium with the final soccer 3-1.

Freshman Frederik Jorgensen and redshirt sophomore Bjarne Thiesen were able to get the ball in the back of the net, starting the Mountaineers off with a great start. The Mountaineers last goal was scored by fifth-year senior Pau Jimenes Albelda.

Thiesen’s goal was made from a corner kick that he was able to win in the air and head the ball in, scoring the second goal of the game.

Femi Awodesu was able to get a goal in during the second half to get Penn State on the scoreboard.

Penn State player received his second yellow card during the game sending him off of the field for the rest of the game.

“When we scored the second, it felt like it could turn into a game that could’ve gotten away from them (Penn State), but hats off to them and their effort. They fought their way back into the game to get it to 2-1.” WVU coach Dan Stratford said.

Looking at the total amount of shots that were taken, WVU took the lead totaling 16 shots on the goal, Penn State with 8. West Virginia also beat the Nittany Lions in corner kicks, totaling 6-4.

WVU fifth-year senior goalkeeper Steven Tekesky ended the game by marking the 200th save of his career.

Moving forward, the Mountaineers prepare to welcome Maryland on Monday, Sept.6, at the Dick Dlesk Stadium, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

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