Score: Wheaton 4, Emerson 1
Records: Emerson Lions (3-11-1, 1-5 NEWMAC) ; Wheaton (Mass.) Lyons (8-8, 3-3 NEWMAC)
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)
The Lead: The Emerson men's soccer team notched an early goal by freshman RJ Dziejma (Flanders, N.J.), but it was the visiting Wheaton (Mass.) who tallied three first goals and an additional net in the second as the Lions were downed 4-1 in NEWMAC play on Saturday afternoon.
Before the start of today's game, head coach Brian Harkin and assistant coach Daniel Toulson honored its three seniors including Max DeLuca (Rockland, Mass.), Paul Bou Aziz (Nice, France) and Danylo Kowal (Arlington, Mass.) for their dedication and hard work during their collegiate careers.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Dziejma registered the unassisted Emerson goal and saw an additional three shots come from Bou Aziz.
- Sophomore goalie David Kemp (London, England) allowed four goals on no saves through 90 minutes.
- Nick Vanini, JD Souza, Charlie Stringer and Shawn McCall each tallied goals for Wheaton, which were all unassisted.
- Wheaton keeper Diego Medina made four stops in the win for the Lyons while he allowed one goal within the full 90 minutes.
- Emerson edged out Wheaton in the shot column, 13-12, as well as on corner kicks at 5-4.
HOW IT HAPPENED
23": Djziema put Emerson on the board first just past the midway point of the first half as he cut through Wheaton defenders and scored with his right foot into bottom right hand corner to put the Lions on top 1-0.
24": Wheaton answered a minute later with two goals of its own, starting with Vanini getting a foot on a corner kick and slipped through the five hole to put in the equalizer past Kemp into the top corner.
24": 15 seconds later, Souza sent in a floater with his left foot just outside of the box for the go-ahead goal.
40": Adam Waks brought ball down right wing and passed it off to McCall, who then crossed the ball to Stringer to chest bump in the pass at the 40 with the visitors up 3-1.
61": Emerson could not slow down the Wheaton attack as McCall cleared a path up the line with Emerson defender on his tail and tucked the fourth Lyons goal underneath Kemp into the bottom right corner.
- Emerson takes to the road for the start of its final pair of games at Regis (Mass.) on Tuesday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m.
- Wheaton (Mass.) returns to its home field on Sunday, October 21 to host Trinity (Conn.) at 2:00 p.m.
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