Cassey Muse continues torrid start, Lyons down Emmanuel, 4-0
BOSTON, MA- Freshman Cassey Muse (Candia, NH/Central) continued a torrid start to her college career with a goal and an assist during the Wheaton College women's soccer team's 4-0 victory over Emmanuel College on Wednesday night at Roberto Clemente Field.
The Lyons, who are receiving votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) national poll and are ranked fourth in New England, improved to 3-0, while the Saints fell to 1-1. Fresh off of opening the season by downing a pair of 2008 NCAA Tournament qualifiers, Wheaton knocked off a squad that advanced to last year's Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament final.
Junior Christina Bertrand (Agawam, MA/Cathedral), sophomore Jessica Stuart (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth) and freshman Anna Emery (Dallas, TX/Bishop Lynch) also scored, with Emery's goal her first as a collegian. Sophomore keeper Lindsay Leddy (Warwick, RI/Wheeler School) notched the victory behind one save before classmate Erin Cawley (West Springfield, MA/West Springfield) stopped two shots in 11 minutes of relief.
Muse, who now has two game-winners among her four goals this fall, ended the stalemate during the 26th minute off a helper from her twin sister, freshman defender Jordan Muse (Candia, NH/Central), who notched her first career point on the play. In the 32nd minute, Bertrand tallied her second marker of the season off junior Emily Hough's (Norwich, VT/Hanover) feed. It was Hough's fifth helper of the fall.
During the second half, Stuart tallied in the 51st minute, and Emery made it 4-0 in the 73rd minute thanks to Cassey Muse's helper. The Lyons had outshot the Saints, 20-2 by halftime and finished with a 31-4 advantage for the game. Emmanuel freshman keeper Jessica D'Ottavio (Pawling, NY/Pawling) made 14 saves.
Wheaton is back in action Saturday when it hosts Worcester State College at 12:00 p.m.