Penn State Soccer

Penn State soccer: Freshman nets lone goal as Nittany Lion men’s soccer team wins opener

Freshman Mark Wadid slipped past the Radford defense in the 69th minute to net the game-winning goal and lead the Penn State men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory at Jeffrey Field on Friday night.

In his college debut, Wadid booted the ball in from 18 yards away, converting a through-pass from Eli Dennis, for the lone score of the night.

“I give a lot of credit to Jordan (Tyler) because in the second half he played a lot closer to (Mark Wadid) and actually drew the center back out and allowed Mark to come through for that run,” head coach Bob Warming said. “But that’s what good strikers do — they keep shooting and get goals.”

Andrew Wolverton made five saves in the shutout, while Dane Wilson stopped two shots in the loss.

The Nittany Lions, who outshot the Highlanders 9-8, host Central Connecticut State on Sunday.