Bingham engineers second half surge with two goals
NORTON, Mass. – The Wheaton College men's soccer team fell to MIT, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Keefe Field in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action.
Wheaton sophomore midfielder Noah Kossoff (New York, N.Y./Birch Wathen Lenox School) gave the Lyons an early 1-0 lead in the 18th minute sniping a shot into the lower left corner of the net from about 25-yards out past Engineers' sophomore goalkeeper Jake Amereno (Commack, N.Y./Commack), his fifth goal of the season.
The score remained deadlocked until the 56:32 mark as Bingham buried a pass by senior midfielder Matthew Monheit (Abington, Pa./Abington) from the left side of the goal for his NEWMAC-leading 11th marker.
In the 70th minute, Bingham put MIT ahead by a 2-1 margin finishing a feed by junior Chester Chambers (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) from the right flank.
The Lyons nearly tied up the contest in the 83rd minute as junior midfielder Luke Finkelstein's (Peabody, Mass./Peabody) shot struck the crossbar. Down the stretch, Wheaton compiled three shots including two opportunities which were blocked.
Amereno made three saves to improve to 6-1-1 overall on the season, while Lyons' sophomore goalkeeper Matt Dickey (Newton, Mass./Northfield Mount Hermon School) turned aside four shots.
The Blue and White outshot the Engineers, 13-12, and won the corners matchup 8-2.
Wheaton (9-5-0, 3-1-0 NEWMAC) hosts Bridgewater State University for a non-conference matchup on Wednesday, October 16 at 3:30 p.m. MIT (7-3-1, 3-0-1 NEWMAC) welcomes Tufts University to its campus next Wednesday with first-touch scheduled for 5 p.m. Despite the loss, the Lyons hold a 15-5-3 advantage over the Engineers in the all-time series dating back to 1998.