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Penns Valley’s offense dominates Mount Union

Monday night Mt. Union traveled to Penns Valley in boys soccer action.

The Rams had its offensive flow working well for them, winning 5-1 over the Trojans.

“Penns Valley used a proficient and balanced attack with finishes from five different players to record their 4th win and move above the .500 mark on Saturday morning,” said Penns Valley coach Ken Gore. “Junior midfielder Cole Felker opened the scoring in the 7th minute with a quick follow-up shot at the left near post, then two more strikes by junior forward Aidan Culver and senior midfielder Caleb Narber closed the scoring in the first 40 minutes. In the second 40, an additional two finishes by senior midfielder Michael Johnson and senior forward Zach Heckman kept the match well out of reach for a young, inexperienced opponent. Penns Valley continually brought a relentless attack throughout the match and had many other chances to score more with through balls behind the defense and shots wide or high just off-frame. “

Opening the scoring in the contest was Cole Felker at 7:30 on an unassisted blast.

Teammate Aidan Culver plastered a shot at the net thanks to an assist by Zach Heckman at 12:18.

Penns Valley was at it again less than six minutes later when Caleb Narber off an assist from  Culver at 18:41 to be the third different Ram player to score.

Rounding out the first half scoring was Michael Johnson, who was the fourth different Ram to score, of an assist by Narber at 48:22.

In the second half, Penns Valley was at it again this time Zach Heckman  got the call thanks to an assist by Culver at 68:37.

Mt. Union  scored its lone goal at 71:20.

Penns Valley outshot Mount Union 19-5 while it led 4-2 on corner opportunities.

“In our pre-game tactical chat, I told my guys that we needed more shots, more finishes, and scoring from multiple players,” said Penns Valley Head Coach Ken Gore, “They checked every box – how can I not love that kind of methodical execution?!”

“We’re going to keep working on greater precision to finish better,” said coach Gore “we really should have scored at least 3 or 4 more times in the match. Nevertheless, it was another good win for us and I’m extremely happy with what we’re doing. I reminded them again today that we are a good team – but are on the verge of becoming an exceptionally good team! Once we reach that level, there are no limits to what we can do the rest of the season.”

In the Save department, Mt. Union’s Tristan Moyer finished with  while

Penns Valley’s Dristen Wolfe had three and Gavin Robb had.

With the win, Penns Valley improves to 4-3.

Next game for Penns Valley is at Tyrone, Tuesday 10/6 4:00 pm.

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