Men's Soccer Falls to Trinity, 2-1

Photo by Nina Kenny
Photo by Nina Kenny

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Wheaton College men's soccer team fell, 2-1, against the Trinity College (Conn.) Bantams in a non-conference game on Wednesday evening.

The Lyons move to 6-6-1 overall on the year while the Bantams advance to 5-4.

Trinity's Oliver Murphy converted a penalty kick in the 61st minute which proved to be the difference maker that gave the Bantams the lead they needed. The Bantams had scored first in the 24th minute when Scott Brazina lined up over the ball about 15 yards inside Wheaton's defensive half. Brazina sent a long pass into the box that found Sam Milbury who put in a shot for his third goal of the season. 

Just 30 seconds into the second half, the Lyons gripped their first big opportunity as sophomore Curran Wait blasted a shot on goal that was saved by Trinity goalkeeper Domenic Quade, however with Quade sprawled out on the ground after making the stop, Wait made good on the rebound that came right back to him as he buried it into the back of the net to tie things up at 1-1.

Junior Amara Sesay and first-year Roni Diniz registered hard shot on goals that almost gave them the lead after breakaways from Trinity's defense, but were denied with saves by Quade.

Wheaton ended the game with a 5-3 advantage on corner kicks and 17-13 shot differential.

The Lyons travel to MIT on Saturday for New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play with kick off scheduled for 1 p.m.

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*release partially courtesy of Trinity (Conn.) Sports Information