September 23, 1992|by TED MEIXELL, The Morning Call
Online PR News – 23-November-2010 – – Stuart Reid took a size 10 Nike in the kisser for his efforts when, with just 10:49 left in the match, he timed a pretty crossing pass by Chris Kelly perfectly and headed a goal past Lafayette goalkeeper Matt Weaver from point blank range.
But, because his goal was the only one of the game and gave Penn State (5-2) a hard-earned 1-0 victory over host Lafayette (2-4), the result was worth the pain to Reid -- even though it took him perhaps five minutes to regain his feet, and, even then, looked like a guy who'd just lost an argument with Larry Holmes.
One of those freshmen, goalie Weaver, was simply superb. He made 14 saves -- two of them astounding -- to keep the Leopards in the contest. Defenders Travis Coley and Vince Dignazio, also both freshmen, played well for Lafayette, as did backs Brian Rafferty and Mark Dutkewych.
Reid is just one of numerous foreign players dotting the Penn State lineup. Indeed, it was a good thing for Gorman that he'd found Reid -- and Kelly, the junior who gave him the artistic lead pass, in New York City. Even though Penn State dominated the game territorially, the underdog and seventh-ranked Leopards, who start five freshmen, maintained a scoreless deadlock for better than 80 minutes -- and were just one misplay away from a juicy upset victory.
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