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Ninth-Ranked USF Stays Unbeaten with 2-0 Win Over Penn State

Sept. 8, 2006

Kevin Long and Matt Languis both scored on headers in the first half to power ninth-ranked USF to a 2-0 victory over host Penn State in the Penn State Classic Friday night.

The Dons (4-0) are unbeaten and unscored upon so far this season.

USF opened the scoring when Long headed home a cross from Rob Valentino at the 28:24 mark, for Long's first tally of the year. USF got an insurance goal at 41:21 when Matt Languis headed in a pass from Brandon McDonald to make it 2-0.

The Dons' Geremy Uhl made six saves in recording his fourth shutout of the year and 22nd in his career. Penn State dropped to 1-4 on the season.

"This may have been our best performance of the year," said Dons' head coach Erik Visser. "To travel out of region and play a quality team like Penn State on the road and get a result is very pleasing. It shows that this team is very focused and determined to keep a clean sheet on defense. Now we have another tough challenge in Ohio State Sunday. Both these opponents were ranked at the beginning of the year and have had played really tough schedules."

USF played its third road game in four contests this year and continue on the road next weekend when they play at Western powers Cal State Northridge and UCLA.