Lyons Conclude Weekend Homestand with 1-0 Victory

Lyons Conclude Weekend Homestand with 1-0 Victory

NORTON, Mass. - Utilizing a late goal in the second half, the Wheaton College men's soccer team earned their second shutout win of the weekend, defeating the Rutgers-Newark Scarlet Raiders, 1-0, on Sunday at Keefe Field.

Junior Amara Sesay registered his second goal of the season when he cut across the front of the net and pushed through a goal on the right side, giving Wheaton (2-1) the 1-0 advantage at 80:11.

The Lyons outshot the Scarlet Raiders (2-1) 22-19 and both teams were tied in corner kicks at seven.

During the first half, Wheaton offered shots from sophomore Adam Waks, sophomore Curran Wait, senior Graham Davidson, junior Patrick Byrnes and Sesay, but came up empty as Rutger's defense deflected shots and goalkeeper Andres Medina tallied two saves.

In the second half, first-year Roni Diniz nailed two shots on goal back-to-back to keep the pressure on Rutger's defense. Junior Louis Chavez held that momentum as he put up a shot of his own, missing just high, but just two minutes later Sesay would get his opening to put Wheaton on the board.

Goalkeeper James Bailey (1-1) tallied his first win of the season, collecting seven saves including a last chance effort by the Scarlet Raiders with one second remaining.

The Lyons compete again on Wednesday when they take on Western New England with game time set for 4 p.m. at Keefe Field.

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