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Men's Soccer Slips Up Against Salem State, 2-1

Men's Soccer Slips Up Against Salem State, 2-1


Score: Salem State 2, Emerson 1

Records: Emerson Lions (0-3) ; Salem State Vikings (4-0)

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018

Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)

The Lead: The Lions posted a goal deep into the second half from senior Paul Bou Aziz (Nice, France), but the comeback was cut short as the Emerson men's soccer team slipped 2-1 to Salem State on Saturday afternoon. 


  • Bou Aziz recorded his first goal of the second and had five total shots (two on goal). 
  • Emerson keeper sophomore David Kemp (London, England) took the loss and came away with three stops and allowed two goals. 
  • Salem State registered goals from Gabriel Meireles and Felipe Montiel with an assist credited to Lucas Amaral. 
  • Vikings net minder Christopher Jimenez earned the win with two saves while he allowed one goal through 90 minutes. 
  • Emerson narrowly outshot Salem State, 12-11, and also held the 7-4 corner kick edge.



  • Salem State quickly made its way onto the board within the 18th minute of the opening frame after they capitalized on a foul as Meireles put a free kick past Kemp. 
  • In the 25th minute, Emerson nearly put the game in a 1-all lock as junior Gavin Faucette (Oakland, Calif.) drove up the right side with a defender on his tail, but booted his shot just left of the post. 
  • With the first half in the books, Emerson outshot Salem State, 8-4. 
  • Salem State knocked in its second goal in the 67th minute off a corner kick that bounced around in front of the net until Montiel recovered the ball and fired it past Kemp to give the visitors the 2-0 edge. 
  • It was during the 82nd minute when Emerson began to forge a comeback with the help of Bou Aziz sneaking a deflection off a free kick into the goal just past the reach of Jimenez to put the Lions within one at 2-1. 
  • With 58 seconds on the clock, Bou Aziz took one final shot to knot up the score, but Jimenez went to his left to collect the potential equalizer. 



  • Emerson enters its second game of their three-game homestead with a non conference contest against UMass-Boston on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Salem State is also in action on Tuesday, September 11 and head to Wentworth at 7:00 p.m.