Scoring Drought Continues for Titans

Sept. 18, 2005

University Park, PA -

Courtesy Penn State sports information

The Penn State men's soccer team dominated Cal State Fullerton in the finale of the Penn State Nike Classic Sunday afternoon at Jeffrey Field, blanking the Titans, 2-0. The win lifts the Nittany Lions to 1-4-1 on the season and earned them second place in their home tournament. Cal State Fullerton remains winless on the season with an 0-4-1 record. The Titans went 0-2 for the weekend, placing fourth.

Penn State took 25 shots on goal, scoring twice. The first goal came from Markku Viitanen (Pikkala, Finland) at the 25-minute mark in the first half. He came to the inside on a cross from Simon Omekanda (Rochester Hills, Mich.) and put it in net for the junior's first goal on the season.

Freshman Jason Yeisley (Allentown, Pa.) scored the second goal on a breakaway from the Fullerton goalkeeper. He knocked it in with a minute and a half left in the game for his second goal of the year.

The Nittany Lions held total control throughout the game, holding Fullerton to just two shots with none making it on goal.

An all-tournament team for the Penn State Classic was named on Sunday consisting of players from all four participating team. Penn State's representatives were defender David Gray (Lemont, Pa.) and forwards Simon Omekanda and Jason Yeisley. Ohio State's Eric Brunner, Kevin Nugent, Xavier Balc, and Dustin Kirby made the team, with Brunner tabbed as the 2005 Penn State Nike Classic Most Valuable Player. The Bruins' are represented by goalkeeper Eric Reed and midfielder Jonathan Borenstein. Fullerton's Jason O'Connor and Amir Shafii finish out the tourney team.

SCORING SUMMARY

25:23: PSU Markku Viitanen (Simon Omekanda)

88:19: PSU Jason Yeisley (Unassisted)

SHOTS: PSU 25, CSF 2.

CORNER KICKS: PSU 13, CSF 1.

FOULS: PSU 4, CSF 9.