Score: Emerson 1, Wesleyan (Conn.) 0
Records: Emerson Lions (3-1) ; Wesleyan (Conn.) Cardinals (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)
The Lead: A first half net from the foot of sophomore Alana Hagerty (Dillsburg, Penn.) was all the Lions needed as Hagerty's first career marker was the deciding factor of the Emerson women's soccer team's 1-0 triumph over Wesleyan (Conn.) in non conference action on Saturday afternoon.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Hagerty registered the game's lone goal while senior Paige Haley (San Diego, Calif.) and freshman Keelie Verbeek (Holliston, Mass.) each had shots on goal.
- In net for Emerson was freshman keeper Megan Rose (Danville, Calif.) earned the win with seven stops through 90 minutes.
- Emily Ribatt paced Wesleyan with a total five shots including three on goal.
- Wesleyan net minder Sarah Hammond took the loss for the Cardinals as she allowed one goal and came away with one save.
- The visitors outshot Emerson, 14-3, and held the 8-1 corner kick advantage
HOW IT HAPPENED
- A strong defensive showing on both ends kept the game scoreless through the opening 23 minutes before Liz Young booted a pass that barely grazed the fingertips of Rose before the ball bounced back into the field off the crossbar.
- Six minutes later in the 29th minute, Emerson broke the scoreless lock and gained the 1-0 edge after Hagerty sailed up the right wing deep into the corner and watched a crossed shot that was meant to a be a pass sneak into the top lefthand corner of the net.
- Wesleyan had a goal eliminated in the 42nd minute due to an offsides called against them with score held at 1-0 in Emerson's favor.
- The Cardinals were outdone by the Lions overwhelming presence on both sides of the ball and were unable to net another goal on Rose through the remainder of regulation.
- Emerson kicks off a three-game road trip on Wednesday, September 12 over at Wentworth at 7:00 p.m.
- Wesleyan will continue its road stand at Wellesley tomorrow, September 9 at 12:00 p.m.
STAY LIVE WITH THE LIONS