Thiel College men’s soccer shuts out opponent, opens conference play with a victory

GREENVILLE, Pa.—The Thiel College men’s soccer team beat Saint Vincent, 2-0, in both teams’ Presidents’ Athletic Conference opener on Wednesday.

In the second half, the Tomcats broke a scoreless tie with a goal from Zach Johns ’25 (West Mifflin, Pa./West Mifflin Area) at the 67:05 mark. It was the first college goal of Johns’ career. Just over 11 minutes later, Anthony Phillips ’23 (Hanoverton, Ohio/United Local) netted a goal for the Tomcats to help secure the 2-0 victory.

It is also the first win for head coach Zach Walters who took over the program following the 2019 season. The Tomcats played an abbreviated spring season in 2020.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a new Master of Science in speech-language pathology and 2Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program.A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.