SCORE: Wheaton 3 - Trinity (Conn.) 0
RECORDS: Wheaton (9-8, 3-3 NEWMAC) - Trinity (Conn.) (2-12)
LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Keefe Field)
- The Wheaton College men's soccer team returned to Keefe Field Sunday afternoon for a non-conference contest that saw the Lyons take down Trinity (Conn.) 3-0. Prior to the start of the contest, the Lyons honored their three graduating seniors: Jules Bibonimana, Curran Wait, and Adam Waks for all their contributions over the last four seasons, which included a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship game in 2016.
- The Lyons controlled much of the first half, outshooting the Bantams 7-4 while having a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. Wheaton put one on the board in the 35th minute when Shawn McCall collected the ball in the midfield and took it to the edge of the 18-yard box, where he slipped it through to Wait, who then one-timed it across frame to first-year Charlie Stringer who shot it past the Trinity goalkeeper.
- Wheaton netted its second goal of the game just 10 minutes into the second half, this time with another converted penalty kick by Wait. The goal is Wait's seventh of the season and sixth made penalty kick. The senior captain is now a perfect 6-for-6 from the penalty mark.
- The 77th minute saw Wheaton add another insurance goal on a perfectly floated corner kick from Luca de Castro Novaes that found the head of junior Jules Stewart.
- The Bantams best chance at goal came in the 90th minute with a shot from William Baker but his long-range shot was met by the hands of Peter Pond.
- Pond earned the complete game shutout, coming up with three saves for his fourth win of the year and second career shutout. Andrew Clark picked up the loss for Trinity after giving up three goals while making four saves.
- Shots: Wheaton 15 - Trinity 10
- Corner Kicks: Wheaton 11 - Trinity 2
- Saves: Wheaton 3 - Trinity 4
- Fouls: Wheaton 13 - Trinity 18
UP NEXT: Wheaton ends the regular season on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Springfield for a 12 p.m. New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest. The Lyons will then await their seed for the NEWMAC Tournament which is set to begin Tuesday, Oct. 30. VIDEO / LIVE STATS