October 28, 2015

Weaver sets wins record, Wolverines roll in finale

WAYNESBURG, Pa. -- Senior goalkeeper Ben Weaver (York, Pa./Dallastown) became the Grove City College men's soccer program's all-time wins leader and senior forward Seth Loew (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) became just the third player in program history to surpass the 100-point mark as the Wolverines closed the regular season with a 5-0 victory over Waynesburg on Wednesday night in Presidents' Athletic Conference action at John F. Wiley Stadium.

Freshman Jimmy Hueber (Philadelphia, Pa./Calvary Christian), junior Frank Hueber (Philadelphia, Pa./Calvary Christian) and freshman Franklin Tropiano (Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale Academy) each added goals for the Wolverines (11-5-1, 6-2 PAC).

Weaver made four saves in 73:34 to earn his 11th win of the season and the 29th of his collegiate career, surpassing the previous mark of 28 that was set by Brad Smith in 2002 and tied by Michael Manahan in 2007. Loew, with two goals on the night, now has 103 points for his career (41g, 21a) and trails just Bob McNees's 139 points (63g, 13a) and Greg Kreutzberg's 105 (46g, 13a).

The Wolverines jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Loew scored an unassisted goal in the fourth minute for his 15th goal of the season. Jimmy Hueber then doubled that lead to 2-0 in the 16th minute by scoring his second goal of the,  season unassisted. Despite outshooting Waynesburg (1-15-1, 1-5-1) 18-4 and having several additional good opportunities, that 2-0 lead would carry into halftime.

Frank Hueber would net his first goal of 2015 in the 63rd minute unassisted and then would record his second assist of the year in the 77th minute by finding Tropiano for his second goal of the year and first since the season opener to push the Wolverine advantage to 4-0.

Loew would close the scoring in the 83rd minute with another unassisted goal to make it a 5-0 game. The goal was Loew's 16th of the year, tying him for the PAC lead.

Grove City has already clinched a berth in next week's PAC Championship tournament and will await Saturday's results for its seeding and matchup for Wednesday's semifinal match. If Geneva defeats Saint Vincent, the Wolverines will be the No. 3 seed and visit the Golden Tornadoes, but a Geneva loss or tie would award Grove City the No. 2 seed and a home semifinal match.

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