GWYNEDD MERCY, Pa. – Led by a two-goal afternoon from Matheus Souza, the Bryn Athyn College men's soccer team overcame an early 2-0 deficit to record its first road win of the season, 3-2 over host Gwynedd Mercy University Wednesday afternoon.
Trailing 2-0 thanks to a pair of Kevin Bowers goals in the opening 24 minutes of the contest, Chris Mitchell put Bryn Athyn (2-5-0) on the board at 37:03 to pull the Lions within one. Mitchell scored his first goal of 2018 by deflecting in a long throw-in by Kevin Conroy.
Souza—the reigning Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) offensive player of the week—leveled the contest at two when he sent Griffin keeper Kace Peters on a penalty kick at 39:43. As Peters went diving to his right, Souza easily deposited the ball into the opposite corner of the net for his second successful penalty of the season.
In the second half, Souza would cap his second multi-goal game in the last three outings with a tap-in of a Zach Brock cross at 53:29. Souza now has a team-high six goals, five in the last three games.
Jacob Elder started the match in goal for Bryn Athyn. Shane McCurdy took over the goalkeeper duties at halftime and made two saves—one coming on a Tyler Bascone header with just 41 seconds remaining—to get the win.
Peters was in goal for 71:33 for Gwynedd Mercy (0-7-0) and recorded six shots. Joe Duffy would make one save in the final 18:27.
Bryn Athyn makes its CSAC debut when the team travels to Rosemont on Friday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.