Weekly Preview: Women's Soccer Rolls Into Home Play Against Tufts & Wesleyan (Conn.)

Weekly Preview: Women's Soccer Rolls Into Home Play Against Tufts & Wesleyan (Conn.)

Overall Record: 2-0 (0-0 NEWMAC)


Scoreboard:
Emerson 2, Emmanuel (Mass.) 1 (OT) | August 31, 2018
Emerson 5, Regis (Mass.) 0 | September 2, 2018 


Schedule:
Wednesday, September 5 vs. Tufts, Boston, Mass., 6:00 p.m. | Live Stats | Video 
Saturday, September 8 vs. Wesleyan (Conn.), Boston, Mass., 1:00 p.m. | Live Stats


BOSTON, Mass.
- The Emerson women's soccer kicked off its 2018 schedule in winning fashion and swept its pair of contests this past weekend. This week sees the Lions back on its home turf for non conference matchups, starting with Tufts on Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. and close the weekend on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. against Wesleyan (Conn.). 

 

OPENING WEEKEND REWIND 

  • Emerson closed out the first weekend of its schedule at 2-0 after a pair of victories over Emmanuel (Mass.) on Friday and Regis (Mass.) on Sunday. 
  • Friday night saw the Lions edge past the Saints in a come from behind 2-1 overtime victory backed by senior Jess Frost's (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) first pair of goals. 
  • On Sunday, each class represented in the goal column of Emerson's 5-0 shutout over Regis (Mass.). 

 

FROST TABBED NEWMAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK 

  • For competition ranging from August 31st to September 3rd, Frost was named NEWMAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. 
  • The senior powered out a team-leading three goals through two contests and racked up six points 

 

A WEEKEND OF FIRSTS 

  • This past weekend saw lots of firsts that consisted of the collegiate debuts in net for freshmen Sophia Giordano (Alamo, Calif.) and Megan Rose (Danville, Calif.) 
  • Giordano recorded one save in the win over Regis on Sunday and Rose captured her first win on Friday against Emmanuel with a total of five stops. 
  • Finding the net for the first time of their collegiate careers this weekend were junior Mallory Hanson (Plymouth, Mass.), sophomore Amanda Benavente (Boca Raton, Fla.) and freshman Grace Cosgrove (Sherman Oaks, Calif.). 
  • Freshman Jennifer Van Pelt (El Cerrito, Calif.) also picked up her first collegiate assist on Hanson's 89th minute goal versus Regis. 

 

LIONS WITHIN THE NEWMAC 

  • Four Lions find themselves within the top-10 of their respective offensive and defensive categories, including Frost, Benavente, senior Paige Haley (San Diego, Calif.) and Rose. 
  • Frost leads the way atop NEWMAC scorers in goals (5) as well as tied for second in points (6) and tied for the fifth spot in shots (9). 
  • Benavente has recorded two assists, which lands her tied for the top spot and comes behind Frost with four points in the sixth slot, while Haley has tallied a NEWMAC second best 10 shots through two contests. 
  • In her first two collegiate games in between the pipes, Rose is tied for fifth amongst conference goalies with five saves to go with a .833 save percentage (T-6th) and .64 goals against average (6th). 

 

SCOUTING THE JUMBOS 

  • Tufts opens their campaign against Emerson for the third consecutive season as the reigning NESCAC champions, posting a 10-6-3 overall record in 2017 and 6-2-2 in the NESCAC. 
  • The Jumbos hold a 2-0 series lead over the Lions in its last two meetings, with their most recent win coming on September 6, 2017 in a 2-1 victory. 
  • Tufts took a trip to the NCAA DIII Women's Soccer Tournament last season as NESCAC Champions, but were ousted in the first round after a 3-2 setback to Va.-Wesleyan. 

 

SCOUTING THE CARDINALS 

  • Before heading to Emerson on Saturday, Wesleyan starts its 2018 season at home on Wednesday against Western Connecticut. 
  • The Cardinals finished out 2017 at 6-8-1 to go with a NESCAC record of 1-8-1. 
  • Emerson and Wesleyan went head-to-head for the first time last season and were upended, 4-0, by the Cardinals on September 9, 2017. 

 

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