Penn State Harrisburg Claims First NEAC Men's Soccer Championship

Penn State Harrisburg is NEAC men's soccer champs for the first time.
Penn State Harrisburg is NEAC men's soccer champs for the first time.

LATHAM, N.Y. - Penn State Harrisburg's Joey Aman (Annapolis, Md.) scored in the 108th minute to give the Nittany Lions the program's first North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) men's soccer title. 

Penn State Harrisburg (15-5-1) forced overtime on Mason Jones' (Millersville, Md.) goal in the 79th minute. Keuka College (9-10-1) had led 2-1 since the 33rd minute. 

Box score

Aman's game-winner was his 12th of the season and was unassisted. Ryan Mavretish (Camillus, N.Y.), in the Keuka goal, got a hand on it but could not keep it out. 

Toma Nichik (Harrisburg, Pa.) opened the scoring for the Nittany Lions in the 30th minute. Nichik's fifth of the year came from Aman and Luke Myers (Millerstown, Pa.)

Keuka responded three minutes later with a pair of makers to take a 2-1 lead. Chris Millard (Churchville, N.Y.) scored close to midfield to the far corner to tie the game, and then 23 seconds later, Samba Doukhansey (Dakar, Senegal) scored on a feed from Conor Thorpe (Horseheads, N.Y.)

The score would remain 2-1 until Jones put home a loose ball in the box. Jones and Aman shared Tournament MVP honors. 

Penn State Harrisburg will find out the matchup of the program's first NCAA Tournament game on the NCAA Division III Selection Show, which will air on NCAA.com at 1:30 p.m. on Monday. 

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Morrisville State, Penn College, Penn State Abington, Penn State Berks, Penn State Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Poly, and Wells College. Associate members are: Alfred State (M Lacrosse), Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), College of Saint Elizabeth (M Tennis & M Volleyball), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), SUNY Potsdam (M Volleyball) and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has also partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and women’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.