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Amgad Hassan scored in the second half
Amgad Hassan scored in the second half
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St. Ambrose
William Penn
Men's Soccer - Sat, Sep. 9, 2017

Oskaloosa--A pair of penalty kick goals and an own goal helped the Statesmen men's soccer team to a 4-2 non-conference win over St. Ambrose Saturday.

WPU (2-1-1), which posted a 15-5 advantage in shots, rallied with three second-half goals to knock off its old rival from the days of the Midwest Collegiate Conference.

Eduardo Bonatto (Fr., Rio Grande, Brazil, Business Management) opened the night's scoring with a penalty kick goal at the 27:33 mark.  The goal is the first of his collegiate career.

The Statesmen were mere minutes away from entering halftime with that one-goal lead.  Unfortunately, the Fighting Bees (0-5) scored in the 41st minute and then again in the 57th minute to not only tie the contest, but go ahead 2-1.

Almost six minutes later, beginning with a corner kick, Amgad Hassan (So., Falls Church, Va., Computer Science) finished off a ricocheted ball from Callum Doyle (So., Southampton, England, Communications) to knot the game.  Hassan's goal is his first of the fall.

The navy and gold were then recipients of a poorly cleared ball that found its way into the Fighting Bees' netting for a 3-2 William Penn edge at the 68:47 juncture.

Francis Koroma (Sr., Brooklyn Park, Minn., General Accounting) doubled WPU's edge in the 74th minute.  The senior was fouled in the box and matched Bonatto with his own penalty kick goal.  It is his first goal of 2017.

Caleb Pipes-Goulsbra (Sr., Lincoln, England, Exercise Science) and the defense made sure the margin stayed at multiple goals.  He tallied one save Saturday.

The team's four goals are a season high.

"This was a great result for us," Head Coach Jaymee Highcock said.  "We kept our composure after falling behind and dug deep to go back into the lead quickly.  We are still figuring out our starting lineup before conference play begins; our subs did a very good job and impacted the game positively.  We look forward to leaving it all on the field against Midland and hopefully getting another good result."

Next Up: William Penn remains in Oskaloosa next Tuesday to host Midland in non-conference action at 7 p.m.