Bearcats Break New Kensington (and Multiple Records)

On Tuesday, September 11, the SVC men’s soccer team broke multiple school records while shellacking Penn State-New Kensington, 14-0, in a non-conference home game.

The Bearcats first scored after 7:59 had elapsed, and they dominated for nearly the entirety of the game.

By the 83-minute mark, SVC had matched their standing team record of 11 goals in one game, and sophomore Brody Ruffner had matched the single player record of five goals. A minute later, Ruffner broke both the personal and team scoring records simultaneously when he knocked home a cross from sophomore Christopher Vaughan.

Ruffner took a total of nine shots, scoring six times and chalking up one assist. Ruffner’s pair of hat tricks shattered the previous SVC record of five goals scored in a single game, which had stood since 1981.

Sophomore Bo Tokarski, who did not face a single shot while playing keeper during the second half of the game, was thrilled by the victory.

“We played our best second half of the year,” said Tokarski. “We just outpaced them on possession and shots on goal.”

The Bearcats will play at home against Heidelberg University at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 22.

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