Chris Naiman Scores First Career Goal in 3-2 Win

Chris Naiman Scores First Career Goal in 3-2 Win

Freshman Chris Naiman converted a penalty kick with just less than 20 minutes left in the second half to lead the Susquehanna University Men's Soccer team to a 3-2 victory over Penn State Harrisburg in a non-conference game Wednesday afternoon on Sassafras Field in Selinsgrove.

Naiman's goal gave the River Hawks (2-5-2) a 3-1 lead and Penn State (7-4) scored with six minutes remaining to trim the lead but did not threaten down the stretch as the Susquehanna defense was able to hold the lead for the win.

Ryan Cronin opened the scoring for the River Hawks with his second goal of the season just 3:26 into the contest with a pass from Thomas Burke.

The score remained 1-0 into the second half before the Nittany Lions tied the score in the 60th minute.

Just eight minutes later sophomore Aly Kenawy notched his first career goal with an assist from Jack Levy to regain the lead for Susquehanna.

Two minutes later, after a rough tackle along the end line, the River Hawks were awarded a penalty kick and Naiman sent a hard low shot to the left side of the goal for the 3-1 advantage.

Susquehanna held a 7-2 edge in shots in the opening half and finished with a 15-9 advantage as Matt Ellingworth earned his second win of the season.

The River Hawks return to Landmark Conference play Saturday hosting Goucher at 7 p.m. on Sassafras Field.