Second Half Goal Lifts Men's Soccer Past Coast Guard, 1-0

Second Half Goal Lifts Men's Soccer Past Coast Guard, 1-0

SCORE: Wheaton 1 - Coast Guard 0

RECORDS: Wheaton (6-5-1, 2-1-0 NEWMAC) - Coast Guard (6-5-0, 1-2-0 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: New London, Conn.

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • One goal early in the second half separated the Wheaton College men's soccer team from the Bears of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, despite the Lyons being outshot 22-8 this afternoon in New London. 
  • Alberto Franceschi recorded the game-winner and only goal of the contest in the 53rd minute, after collecting a ball from sophomore Antonio Rogliano
  • Sophomore goalie Diego Medina, last week's NEWMAC Defensive Athlete of the Week, contributed a ten-save shutout performance over 90 minutes. 
  • The Bears outshot the visitors, 8-4, in the first half and 10-4 in total before Franceschi put the game-winning ball on frame. Coast Guard would control much of the momentum for the remainder of the contest as well, but were unable to match the Lyon's lone goal. 
  • Mike Daunt led all players in shots with five, while Troy Mattos paced Wheaton with a pair. 

THE BASICS:

  • Shots: Wheaton 8 - Coast Guard 22
  • Corner Kicks: Wheaton 1 - Coast Guard 6
  • Saves: Wheaton 10 - Coast Guard 5

UP NEXT: Wheaton hosts nonconference opponent Roger Williams University tomorrow, October 6th, on Keefe Field at 3:00 p.m. VIDEO LIVE STATS