Colin Biros Delivers in Upset Win for Syracuse Men’s Soccer
By: Andrew Selover | @AndrewSelover
CitrusTV Men’s Soccer Beat Reporter
For the first 45 minutes between Syracuse and No. 21 Penn State, it was all even. The two squads headed to the locker room tied 0-0. When the Orange came out of the halftime break, they dominated play, outshooting the Nittany Lions 20-3. Finally, in the 80th minute, Colin Biros came up with creativity and magic needed to find the back of the net and win it for the Orange 1-0.
“It was a special night for us playing against a terrific, well-coached team. Overall, I thought we deserved it. It’s one game and it’s early in the season, but it’s good for this group to experience finding a way to win against a team of the caliber of Penn State. I thought over the ninety minutes and especially the second half we were terrific, and we deserved the victory,” head coach Ian McIntyre stated following the win.
Biros, the goal-scorer added, “Honestly I think it was more of a mentality. The first twenty minutes of the first half is super hard to play because everything is going 1000 miles per hour, and you are just trying to find your footing. The second half is where we started to find a rhythm, play with each other, trust each other, and just get shots off. Eventually it’s going to go in, so if you just get a volume of shots off, one may end up in the net. Fortunately, tonight it was mine.”
For the Orange, this represents their first win in a one-goal game since March 2020 and just the fourth win over Penn State in 39 attempts. Next up for SU is a trip to Vermont to take on the Catamounts at 7 p.m. on Friday.