Bruno finds the back of the net twice for Bantams
NORTON, Mass. – The Wheaton College men's soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision to Trinity College on Tuesday evening at Keefe Field in non-conference action.
Freshman forward Andrew Bruno (Andover, Mass./Brooks) potted two first half goals to lead the charge for the Bantams. Junior Kyle Johnston (Sagamore Beach, Mass./Bourne) added his first marker of the season at 42:54 and classmate Timothy Shea (Somerset, Mass./Deerfield Academy) netted his fourth goal of the year in the 73rd minute to round out the scoring.
Trinity junior goalkeeper Jason Katz (Middleton, Mass./Masconomet) made two saves in 78:45 of action, while senior goalkeeper James Ciano (Syosset, N.Y./Syosset) played 11:15 without seeing a shot on goal. Wheaton sophomore goalkeeper Matt Dickey (Newton, Mass./Northfield Mount Hermon School) recorded a pair of stop and backup goalkeeper Jackson Towle (South Berwick, Maine/Marshwood) notched one save in 20:25 of playing time.
Bruno opened up the scoring in the 24th minute cleaning up a cross that deflected towards the right side of the goal for his first marker of the season. Nearly seven minutes later, Bruno finished a beautiful chip pass from freshman Tobias Gimand (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe) in the middle of the box for a 2-0 advantage.
In the 43rd minute, Johnston headed home a free kick by senior midfielder Alex Harvey (Lakeville, Conn./Millbrook) from about 25-yards out to extend Trinity's lead to 3-0 before the break.
Shea capped the scoring at 72:52 one-timing a pass from the right flank by sophomore Jack Vogel (Northborough, Mass./Noble & Greenough) to help secure the Bantams first win in two tries against Wheaton in the all-time series. Last season, both squads played to a 2-2 double overtime draw in Connecticut.
Trinity outshot Wheaton, 17-9, in the contest, while the Lyons held a slim 3-2 margin in corners.
Wheaton (9-4-0, 3-0-0 NEWMAC) hosts MIT in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) matchup on Saturday, October at noon. Trinity (7-1-2) travels to Middlebury on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.