NORTON, Mass. - The #22 Wheaton College men's soccer team put on a show for the crowd Sunday afternoon at Keefe Field with a 4-1 victory over visiting Husson University.
The Lyons improve to 1-2 on the season, while the Eagles slip to 1-2 overall.
Wheaton applied pressure out of the gate, earning back-to-back-to-back corner kicks just four minutes into the contest. One minute later Amara Sesay found the back of the net on a cross from just outside the box from Louis Chavez. The goal is Sesay's second of the season.
Chavez would go on to earn a goal of his own in the 12th minute, putting the Lyons up 2-0. The play originated with Noah Kossoff dispossessing the Eagle's at the top of the 18-yard box. Kossoff made his way up the right side of the field before slotting it into Chavez, who nailed his shot far post.
Husson cut the deficit to a goal in the 20th minute courtesy of a penalty kick taken by Phil Frost.
Wheaton made it 3-1 just three minutes into the second half, this time with Chavez repaying the favor to Kossoff. Taking a corner for the Lyons, Chavez put the ball on Kossoff's head where he then redirected the ball to the near post.
Kossoff picked up his second goal of the game in the 65th minute after the Eagle keeper could not control the ball off a save. Sesay picked up the assist after firing a shot from point blank range that the Husson keeper could not catch. The ball fell right to an oncoming Kossoff who hammered it home.
Wheaton outshot Husson an astounding 31-5, while having a 13-0 advantage in corner kicks. James Bailey picked up the complete game win in his first start of the season for Wheaton, coming up with three saves.