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Men’s Soccer Team Adds Winning ‘Kick’ to NCAA Kickoff

Penn College’s entry into NCAA play continued Tuesday night with a 4-1 men’s soccer victory over Alfred State College. The win, which takes the Wildcats to 2-0 on the young fall season, followed women’s volleyball and soccer in a series of early-semester “NCAA Kickoff” events to engage fans and spread the athletic excitement across campus.

– Photos by Larry D. Kauffman, digital publishing specialist/photographer

Tarik Laroche (17), of Milton, contributed one of two first-half goals under the lights.
Tarik Laroche (17), of Milton, contributed one of two first-half goals under the lights.

Getting his varsity letter in soccer ...
Getting his varsity letter in soccer …

... a student adds his "D" to the supporting lineup in the bleachers.
… a student adds his “D” to the supporting lineup in the bleachers.

Christopher C. Rutledge (7), of Macungie, iin the midst of freeze-frame physicality
Christopher C. Rutledge (7), of Macungie, iin the midst of freeze-frame physicality

Assisting in two home-team goals was Ronald A. Garcia (11), of Brentwood, New York.
Assisting in two home-team goals was Ronald A. Garcia (11), of Brentwood, New York.

A vigilant mascot on the sidelines sets the tone for heads-up play on the field.
A vigilant mascot on the sidelines sets the tone for heads-up play on the field.

Quinton T. Burgess, of Burlington, New Jersey, shows determination and drive.
Quinton T. Burgess, of Burlington, New Jersey, shows determination and drive.

Elliott Strickland (left), chief student affairs officer, and Scott E. Kennell, director of athletics, brrrrrrrrrravely answer the "ice bucket challenge" issued by Bryn Athyn College (another member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference). The well-chilled shower, the second endured by Strickland in as many weeks, was delivered at the request of Matthew Kennedy, Bryn Athyn's director of athletics, and Kiri K. Rogers, its dean of students. Strickland and Kennell, in turn, threw down the gauntlet to three Wildcat coaches: Christopher H. Howard, baseball; John F. McNichol Jr., women's soccer; and Rafael Morais, men's soccer.
Elliott Strickland (left), chief student affairs officer, and Scott E. Kennell, director of athletics, brrrrrrrrrravely answer the “ice bucket challenge” issued by Bryn Athyn College (another member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference). The well-chilled shower, the second endured by Strickland in as many weeks, was delivered at the request of Matthew Kennedy, Bryn Athyn’s director of athletics, and Kiri K. Rogers, its dean of students. Strickland and Kennell, in turn, threw down the gauntlet to three Wildcat coaches: Christopher H. Howard, baseball; John F. McNichol Jr., women’s soccer; and Rafael Morais, men’s soccer.

In the heart of the action is Christian H. Dressler (8), of McAlisterville, who assisted with one of the night's four Wildcat goals.
In the heart of the action is Christian H. Dressler (8), of McAlisterville,