|Bryce Schiltz||Jake Hodlofski|
GLENSIDE, Pa. – Sophomore Bryce Schiltz (East Aurora, N.Y./East Aurora) scored the lone goal of the match in the 26th minute and The University of Scranton men's soccer team (5-3-1) picked up a 1-0 victory over the Arcadia Knights (5-6) on Wednesday night at Jean Lenox West Field in Glenside.
The win snaps a two-game skid for the Royals.
Senior Riley Smith (New Hope, Pa./New Hope Solebury) played a ball in the box to Schiltz who came in from the right side of the field and slid a shot far post past a diving Arcadia goalie Jake Varrato to give the Royals a 1-0 lead and the only goal they would need on the night. The goal was Schiltz's second of the season. Scranton had a series of chances throughout the first half and Schiltz had a couple of chances just a few minutes after his goal, but the score held at 1-0. Head coach Matt Pivirotto's squad held an 8-0 shot advantage over the opening 45 minutes.
The two teams traded chances over the first 20 minutes of the second half, but neither side was able to find the back of the net. Arcadia continued to put the pressure on in search of an equalizer, but a strong defensive effort from the Royals and goalie Jake Hodlofski (West Chester, Pa./Malvern Prep) helped preserve the win. Hodlofski made key saves throughout the half and a shot from the Knights' Duncan O'Connor hit the crossbar in the 88th minute to keep it a 1-0 game.
Scranton held a slight 11-10 edge in shots led by four from Schiltz and three from senior Michael Donnelly (Mahopac, N.Y./John F. Kennedy). O'Connor was one of four Knights with two shots apiece on the night.
Hodlofski tallied four saves en route to his second shutout of the year, while Varrato made five saves for Arcadia.
The Royals' three-match road swing continues with a Landmark Conference battle at Goucher on Saturday afternoon. Opening kick is set for 1 p.m.