Charleroi scored on a penalty kick early in the first half and its backline did the rest in a 3-0 victory over Beth-Center on Tuesday in Section 3-AA action at Beth-Center Stadium.

The Cougars’ Leo Iacovangelo scored on a penalty kick 5:17 into the match after the Bulldogs were penalized for a takedown in the box.

Iacovangelo scored on an unassisted tally at 33:43 for a 2-0 lead. Eben McIntyre set up Cullen Woytovich to give Charleroi (3-0, 3-0) a 3-0 advantage with 1:26 left in the first half.

The Cougars’ defense held the Bulldogs (2-1, 3-3) to two shots on target. Charleroi keeper Nick Goodwin made two saves for the clean sheet.

Beth-Center keeper Chris Fiedler had 11 saves. The Cougars had a 12-2 advantage in corner kicks in a very physical match. Two Bulldogs were issued yellow cards.

Charleroi hosts Brownsville (1-1, 2-2) in section play on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Beth-Center is at Washington (0-2, 0-2) on Thursday in section action at 4 p.m.

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