Sholi provides game-winner in 84th minute
NORTON, Mass. – Wheaton College senior forward Adam Sholi (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich) deposited the game-winning goal in the 84th minute of play to lift the Lyons to a 1-0 victory over Springfield College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Saturday afternoon at Keefe Field.
Wheaton, who along with Springfield opened up NEWMAC play today, has won five games in-a-row outscoring its opponents 12-2 during that span. The Lyons (7-1, 1-0 NEWMAC) improve to 19-4-1 versus the Pride (4-2, 0-1 NEWMAC) in the all-time series that dates back to 1995.
Sholi netted his first-career game-winning tally in the 84th minute corralling a loose ball outside of the box and firing a shot into the lower left corner of the net behind Springfield sophomore goalkeeper Billy Schmid (Wethersfield, Conn./Wethersfield).
Junior midfielder/forward Scott Enman (Brooklyn, N.Y./Packer Collegiate Institute) helped generate the scoring opportunity with a blocked shot from the left corner of the box. After Enman's scoring bid eventually ricocheted into open space, Sholi buried his third opportunity of the contest.
Both teams had plenty of chances in the game as Lyons' freshman midfielder/back Kevin Davis (Beacon, N.Y./Beacon) and Pride senior midfielder Danny Amato (Newington, Conn./Newington) both struck the crossbar in the first half to highlight the action. Defensively, each squad also recorded a team save. Wheaton outshot Springfield, 23-12, and won the corners matchup by a 16-6 margin.
Lyons' sophomore goalkeeper Matt Dickey (Newton, Mass./Northfield Mount Hermon School) stopped one shot to bump his record to 6-1 overall on the season. Dickey also collected his fourth-career shutout, while Schmid notched a game-high five saves in the loss.
Wheaton hosts Roger Williams University on Wednesday, September 25 in a non-conference matchup at 4 p.m. Springfield travels to Endicott College on Monday, September 23 with first-touch scheduled for 4:30 p.m.