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Weekly Preview: Women's Soccer Take On Trinity (Conn.) & Springfield

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

Overall: 4-2 (1-0 NEWMAC)


Scoreboard:
Wentworth 2, Emerson 1 (2OT) | September 12, 2018

Emerson 2, Mount Holyoke 1 | September 15, 2018


Schedule:
Wednesday, September 19 at Trinity (Conn.), Hartford, Conn., 5:30 p.m. 

Saturday, September 22 vs. Springfield*, Boston, Mass., 1:00 p.m. 


BOSTON, Mass. -
Coming off a week that saw the Emerson women's soccer team capture its first NEWMAC win of 2018, the Lions will meet a non conference foe in Trinity (Conn.) on Wednesday before facing conference opponent Springfield on Saturday. The Lions head to Hartford on Wednesday night for a 5:30 contest and return home for a Saturday afternoon meeting at 1:00 p.m. with Springfield. 

 

A WEEK IN REWIND 

  • Emerson came out of last week with a split between two games to put its overall record at 4-2 and 1-0 in the conference. 
  • The Lions shouldered a tough 2-1 double overtime setback over at Wentworth last Wednesday, but were able to get back in the win column with a 2-1 victory over Mount Holyoke on Saturday afternoon. 


LIONS IN THE NEWMAC 

  • Sophomore Amanda Benavente (Boca Raton, Fla.) sits tied for 10th with eight points through six games. 
  • Senior Jess Frost (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) has a NEWMAC seventh-best 21 shots. 
  • Freshman keeper Megan Rose (Danville, Calif.) ranks fourth amongst NEWMAC goalkeepers with 30 saves. 

 

BENAVENTE NAMED LION OF THE WEEK 

  • For the week of competition ranging from September 11-18, Benavente represents the women's soccer team as the Lion of the Week. 
  • The sophomore currently is tied for a team-leading three goals and two assists and leads the Lions with eight points. 
  • Benavente knocked in her third goal of the season on Saturday to lift Emerson to its first 2018 NEWMAC win over Mount Holyoke. 

 

SCOUTING THE BANTAMS 

  • Trinity grabbed its first win of 2018 in a 2-0 triumph over WPI this past weekend to hold its overall record at 1-3 and are 0-2 in the NESCAC. 
  • The Bantams capped 2017 with a 1-0 loss to Tufts in the NESCAC Quarterfinal to put their overall record at 7-7-2 with a 5-4-1 showing in conference play. 
  • Emerson and Trinity last matched up last season on the same date a year ago to date on September 19, 2017 at Rotch with the two teams drawing a 0-0 double overtime tie. 


SCOUTING THE PRIDE 

  • Springfield sits third in the NEWMAC with a 5-1-1 overall record and a 1-0 conference record as the Pride are coming off its first loss of the season to Williams on Sunday. 
  • Within seven games, the Pride average 3.00 goals per game with 18.1 shots and 21 total goals. 
  • Emerson snagged a 2-1 win over Springfield on September 23, 2017 and currently trail the all-time series 3-4. 
  • Springfield had its 2017 come to a close in a ECAC Tournament tie with NYU and finished last season at 16-6-2 and 6-4 in the NEWMAC. 
  • Kaleigh Dale and Amanda Wright power the Pride with five goals apiece with Dale also leading the team with 11 points on the five goals and one assist, while Sara Swetland leads the Pride with three helpers. 
  • In net for five games is Jackie Davis, who holds a 3-1-1 record through 425 minutes having allowed two goals for a goals against average of .42 and stopped 23 shots for a .920 save percentage.


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