BOSTON, Mass. (9/19/17) – Emmanuel College defeated the Lasell men's soccer team 3-1 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action Tuesday evening at Clemente Field.
The Lasers suffer their first loss in two games, and dip to 2-5 and 1-1 in the GNAC, while the Saints advance to 1-4-2, and 1-0-1 in conference play, with their first season win.
After 30 minutes of scoreless action, EC freshman forward Justin Wentworth (China, Maine) got the action started with his third goal of the season to put the hosts ahead, 1-0. Wentworth received a ball from sophomore Jack Barbour (Hollis, N.H.) and did the rest to give the Saints their first lead in the year in GNAC play.
Less than two minutes later, Emmanuel added its second goal of the night to take a 2-0 lead. Rookie forward Connor Hawker (San Jose, Calif.) netted his first collegiate tally, finishing off a well-placed pass from senior midfielder Cameron Messier (Belchertown, Mass.) to lift Emmanuel to the two goal lead heading into halftime.
The Lasers pressed to try and make it a game as sophomore midfielder Gerald Lemus (Revere, Mass.) cut the host's lead in half with his first goal of the year with 24:09 left to play, firing a shot towards the Saints net that deflected off an Emmanuel defender and into the goal for the score.
The action intensified and emotions ran high as each team saw multiple cautions issued over the final 25 minutes of play, including the Saints having a man sent off for two cautions.
Playing a man-down, Emmanuel iced the action with its third goal of the evening during the 83rd minute of play as Messier crossed a ball into the box off a corner kick that found the head of junior defender Travis Cole (Beckley, W.V.).
Despite controlling most of the possession, the Saints were outshot by the visiting Lasers, 16-10 on the night. Lasell sophomore keeper Jackson Burhans (Berlin, N.Y.) stopped two shots for the Lasers and falls to 2-4 on the year in net, while Johnathan Ferrarini (Hanover, Mass.) picked up his first win in net this season making six saves for EC.
Lasell is back in action on Saturday, September 23 for a GNAC match-up against neighboring Mount Ida College at 12:00 PM, while The Saints return to action on Friday, September 22 when they head to Northfield, Vt. to take on Norwich University at 7:00 PM
Content Courtesy of Emmanuel Sports Information