Men’s sports teams aren’t used to winning at Mount Aloysius College. In fact, in the history of the school, a men’s program has never won an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship. That is, until now.
The Mount Aloysius (BR-260) men’s soccer team continued their historic season with a 2-1 overtime victory over conference power Penn State Behrend on Saturday afternoon to claim the AMCC regular season title for the first time in school history. .
In just three years, the men’s soccer program went from a last-place finish in the conference standings to a No. 1 finish. It was also the first time the men’s soccer program defeated Behrend and the victory marked just the second time this season that Behrend has been defeated. They are 11-5-1 this season.
The Mounties fell behind 1-0 early in the second half before embarking on a comeback that started with a Patrick Chea goal on a feed from Todd Aseles in the 76th minute of play. Azeles hit a free kick from near midfield that Chea headed home to tie up the game. The two sides battled into overtime until Kevin Oueliette headed in the golden goal on a cross from Chea five minutes into the first overtime.
“I’m extremely proud of the character of our men. We went down against a terrific Behrend side and just continued to play our game. We capitalized on our opportunities in the end,” head coach Matt Davis said on MountieAthletics.com
Justin Hann was fantastic in net for the Mounties as he stopped eight shots, including two breakaway attempts.
The Mounties have clinched the top seed in the upcoming AMCC Tournament and will host a playoff semifinal on Nov. 4..