Spadaro, McGuiness Score In Royals' 2-0 Victory At Ursinus
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Senior forward John Spadaro (Stony Point, N.Y./Albertus Magnus) and senior midfielder Bill McGuiness (Forty Fort, Pa./Wyoming Valley West) scored goals as The University of Scranton men's soccer team defeated Ursinus College, 2-0, on Wednesday evening at Patterson Field.
The victory was the second straight for Scranton and it marked the third straight game in which McGuiness found his way into the scoring column. He also scored in a 1-1 tie against Cabrini on Saturday, Aug. 31, and scored both of Scranton's goals in a 2-1 victory over St. John Fisher on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Scranton (2-0-2) took a 1-0 lead into halftime after senior forward John Spadaro (Stony Point, N.Y./Albertus Magnus) scored on a header just 16 seconds before the break. The goal was Spadaro's second of the season and sixth of his career. Junior forward Nick Paganelli (Ossining, N.Y./Fordham Preparatory) picked up an assist on Spadaro's goal, his second assist of the season and of his career.
McGuiness converted a corner kick in the 66th minute to give the Royals an insurance goal following a yellow card in the penalty area on an Ursinus player. He now has four goals on the season and 20 for his career. He also has 53 career points (20 goals, 13 assists). He now has eight game-winning goals in his career.
Freshman goalkeeper Eric Hintz (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) made one save for the first shutout of his career. The Royals held a 17-7 advantage in shots over the Bears (1-4).
Scranton returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 14, when it travels to Baltimore, Md., to take on Johns Hopkins at 4:30 p.m.