Knights men’s soccer handles rival for first conference win in ’23

By Kenton Alston

Special to the Knightly News

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Central Penn College men’s soccer team erupted for its first conference win of the young season in a convincing 3-1 victory over rival Bucks County Community College (1-3) in the squad’s home opener at Skyline Sports Complex in Harrisburg on Tuesday night.  

Three players found the back of the net for the Knights (4-1), as Blake Eiserman, Jacob Philippe and Adam Youssef recorded goals. 

How it happened

Central Penn scored early and often Tuesday as the Knights used their home-field advantage at Skyline.

Eiserman scored the first goal of the game to get the Knights rolling. Central Penn kept the visitors from getting many good looks, thanks to ’22 Academic All-American goaltender Andrew Hunter, allowing the Knights to hold the two-goal lead heading into the break. 

The Knights struck again just moments after halftime with ’22 All-American Philippe scoring the second goal of the game and his sixth on the season. 

In the blink of an eye, Central Penn was at it again, with Youssef taking the attempt and finding the back of the net to push the advantage to two with less than 20 minutes remaining.  

Bucks County Community College’s Ryan Alff had the only goal for the team. 


– Tuesday’s game was the first conference win of the season.

– Blake Eiserman (2), Jacob Philippe (6) and Adam Youssef (3) recorded goals (season total in parentheses).

– Dramatic win against #11 Bucks County CC in the Knights home opener.


The Knights take on Carlow University on Friday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. 


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