Lyons move to 7-0-0 all-time versus Eagles
NORTON, Mass. – The Wheaton College men's soccer team received goals from five different scorers to defeat Husson University, 5-2, in non-conference action on Friday afternoon at Keefe Field.
In their last five season openers, the Lyons are 4-0-1 during that span having outscored their opponents 21-4. Wheaton also improves to 7-0-0 against Husson in the all-time series dating back to 2007.
Sophomore midfielder Noah Kossof (New York, N.Y./Birch Wathen Lenox School) tallied one goal and dished out one assist to lead the Lyons offensively. Eagles' freshman forward Jimmy Fitzpatrick (Houlton, Maine/Houlton) netted both goals for the opposition.
Kossoff opened up the scoring for Wheaton at the 13:43 mark finishing on a beautiful through ball from freshman Kevin Davis (Beacon, N.Y./Beacon) for an early 1-0 lead. The Eagles answered back 7:10 later as Fitzpatrick buried his first career goal on a feed by sophomore Alain Tuyishime (Rwanda/ Portland).
Wheaton responded with four unanswered goals – two in each half – over the next 60:57 of action to put the game away. The Lyons outshot the visitors 20-6 in the contest and also held a 6-1 margin in corners.
Junior Scott Enman (Brooklyn, N.Y./Packer Collegiate Institute) jump-started the offensive outburst setting up sophomore midfielder Michael Williams (Los Angeles, Calif./Millbrook School) at the 37:43 mark. Sophomore Michael Cronin (Wethersfield, Conn./Wethersfield) capped the scoring in the opening stanza finishing a feed from junior captain Luke Finkelstein (Peabody, Mass./Peabody) at 42:58.
In the second half, senior forward Adam Sholi (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich) made it 4-1 as Kossoff initiated the scoring and sophomore Kevin Gil (Pawtucket, R.I./Wheeler School) capped Wheaton's run of four unanswered goals at 81:50 with an unassisted tally. Fitzpatrick struck home a penalty kick in the 83rd minute to round out the scoring.
Wheaton sophomore goalkeeper Matt Dickey (Newton, Mass./Northfield Mount Hermon School) stopped two shots on net in 77:10 to earn the win. Backup goalkeeper Jackson Towle (South Berwick, Maine/Marshwood) made one save in 12:50 of action. Husson junior goalkeeper Brian Potter (Waterville, Maine/Erskine Academy) stopped a game-high 12 shots in net for the Eagles.
The Lyons host Wentworth tomorrow at Keefe Field for a non-conference tilt scheduled for 3 p.m., while Husson travels to Babson for a non-conference game on Saturday at 2 p.m.