Lions Upend Bears for First NEWMAC Victory

Photo Credit: Emerson Channel Sports
Photo Credit: Emerson Channel Sports

THE BASICS 

Score: Emerson Lions 1, Coast Guard Bears 0

Records: Emerson Lions (2-5-0, 1-1-0 NEWMAC) ; Coast Guard Bears (1-5-0, 0-2-0 NEWMAC)

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Location: New London, Conn. (Coast Guard Academy Stadium)

The Lead: Gavin Faucette powered the Emerson Lions Men's Soccer Team earned it's first victory in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NWEMAC) in 2018 with a 1-0 victory over the Bears of Coast Guard Academy on Saturday.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Faucette scored the lone goal on the day, firing in one of his two shots on goal and two total shots.
  • Jack Isacke (Saratoga, Calif.) assisted on Faucette's goal, marking the freshman's first assist in collegiate play.
  • David Kemp (London, England) stopped all three shots on goal he faced to earn the shutout for the Lions.
  • Dakota Harich made saves on three of four shots on goal for the Bears.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The first half was quiet with neither team threatening eachother's goal much.  
  • The deadlock was broken in the 60th minute when Jack Isacke played Gavin Faucette over the top to put him in on goal.  Fuacette controlled and slotted the ball past a charging Harich.
  • The Bears threw more players forward in hope of finding an equalizer in the last thirty minutes of the game.
  • Emerson's David Kemp made a save on senior Alex Hall who fired from the top of the penalty box with just under 30 second remaining in the game. 
  • Kemp's save solidified the shutout and victory for Emerson.

UP NEXT

  • Emerson will take on Lesley away from Rotch Field on Wednesday, September 26th at 8:00pm.