Men’s Soccer Falls 1-0 to Bucknell in Patriot League Finals; Bryant, Petty, Zizzi Named to All-Tournament Team

Cameron Petty
Cameron Petty

The American University men's soccer team lost to Bucknell, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon in Lewisburg, Pa., in the Patriot League Championship Game.

Bucknell (16-5-0, 5-2 PL) scored the lone goal of the match in the 15th minute off a corner kick set. Brendan Burgdorf headed home the goal with CK Kumah picking up the assist for the Bison.

Throughout the match, American (9-7-3, 4-2-1 PL) valiantly tried for the game-tying goal and had several good scoring opportunities, but was unable to get anything on the board. Bucknell goalkeeper Tommy Caso picked up his ninth shutout of the season.

In the match, Bucknell outshot AU by a slim 16-14 margin, and held a 5-3 advantage in shots on goal. Cooper Bryant, Cameron Petty, Mike Worden and Colin Zizzi led the Eagles with two shots apiece.

Following the match, a trio of American seniors, Bryant, Petty and Zizzi, were named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team for their play this weekend. Bucknell's Patrick Selwood was selected as the Tournament's Most Valuable Player.

Patriot League All-Tournament Team
Phillip Nelson, Lafayette
Nick Leigh, Lafayette
Adam Welch, Lehigh
Jesse Schram, Lehigh
Cameron Petty, American
Cooper Bryant, American
Colin Zizzi, American
Ross Liberati, Bucknell
Patrick Selwood, Bucknell (MVP)
Conor O'Brien, Bucknell
Brendan Burgdorf, Bucknell