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Men's Soccer Held Off By WPI

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

THE BASICS 

Score: WPI 3, Emerson 0

Records: Emerson Lions (2-8-1, 0-3 NEWMAC) ; WPI Engineers (6-2-3, 1-0-2 NEWMAC)

Location: Worcester, Mass. (Alumni Field)

Date: October 5, 2019

The Lead: In an early Saturday morning NEWMAC clash out at WPI, the Emerson men's soccer team were blanked by the Engineers, 3-0. 

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON

Connor Dang & Gavin Faucette - 1 shot apiece

Goalie: Jose Pablo Rios (0-2) - 3 goals allowed on 9 shots & 6 saves through 90 minutes

 

WPI

Ben Rickson - 2 goals
Brandon  Hima - 1 goal & 1 assist 

Goalie: Roe Hendrick (1-0) - 0 goals allowed on 2 shots & 2 saves through 90 minutes

 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

1": WPI snagged the quick 1-0 edge over Emerson a mere minute into the game off a free kick from the short corner by Hima in which Rickson sent in from the left side. 

26": Emerson slipped to a two-goal deficit past the midway point of the opening half when Hima booted a rebounded ball from Reiniger's initial shot from the short right corner as the Engineers upped its lead to 2-0. 

44": With the clock winding down in the first half, WPI found the back of the net once more as Herrera's corner kick soared long and volleyed back into the goal by Rickson. 

 

UP NEXT 

  • Emerson treks back to Boston on Saturday, October 12 as the Lions host Babson at 1:00 p.m.. 
  • WPI will also be in NEWMAC action on Saturday and head out to Wheaton (Mass.) at 2:00 p.m. 

 

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