Wheaton ends five-game road trip victorious, blanks Husson, 4-0

Wheaton ends five-game road trip victorious, blanks Husson, 4-0

BANGOR, Maine- The Wheaton College men's soccer team finished its five-game road trip on a high note Sunday afternoon on Boucher Field, as the Lyons cruised to a 4-0 victory over Husson University for their first road victory of the season.

Improving to 7-4-2 overall, Wheaton is a perfect 6-0 against the Eagles.  Husson fell to 7-4 on the season.

Sophomores Travis Blair (Hastings, N.Y./Hastings) and Luke Finkelstein (Peabody, Mass./Peabody) connected in the opening half.  Blair's 10th-minute winner came off a Finkelstein pass, as Blair managed to sneak his shot over the Eagle goalie.  Blair finished the afternoon with two markers, while Finkelstein added a pair of assists.

Lyon freshman Kevin Gil (Pawtucket, R.I./Wheeler School) nearly made the score 2-0 midway through the opening half, but Husson senior goalie Mason Smith (Houma, La./Vanderbilt Catholic) came away with a big save in holding the guests to one first-half goal.

Wheaton took control of the game early in the second half, twice tallying in less than a three-minute span.  Blair finished off a pass from senior David Turina (North Yarmouth, Maine/Northfield Mount Hermon School) at 53:45 before sophomore Marlon Ramalho (Framingham, Mass./Bridgton Academy) headed home a Finkelstein cross at 56:41.

Freshman Kai Gooden (London, England/Berkshire School) added some extra insurance with an unassisted tally in the 79th minute.

Lyon freshman goalie Matt Dickey (Newton, Mass./Northfield Mount Hermon School) was credited with three stops in the victory, while Smith finished with four saves in defeat.

Wheaton held an 11-5 advantage in shots, and the hosts took seven of the game's 12 corner kicks.

The Lyons return home on Wednesday for the first time since September 23, as they welcome New England College for a non-league game at 4:00 p.m.