Score: Emerson 2, UMass-Boston 1 (2OT)
Records: Emerson Lions (1-3) ; UMass-Boston Beacons (1-5)
Date: September 11, 2018
Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)
The Lead: Junior Gavin Faucette (Oakland, Calif.) put in both the equalizing goal deep in the second half along with the game-winner in the 103rd minute of double overtime to lift the Emerson men's soccer team over UMass-Boston, 1-0, in its first win of 2018 on Tuesday night.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Faucette recorded both goals on three shots for Emerson and freshman Avery Niles was credited with the assist.
- Emerson sophomore goalie David Kemp (London, England) notched the win and came away with five saves and allowed one goal.
- Bruno Da Silva tallied a goal for Mass.-Boston along with registering four total shots including two on goal.
- Mass-Boston keeper Omar Castro-Dreher took the loss for the Beacons with four stops on six shot attempts and allowed two goals through 102 minutes.
- The Beacons narrowly outshot the Lions, 16-14, and also held the corner kick advantage, 5-1.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Neither team entered the scoring mix through much of the opening half until Paul Bou Aziz (Nice, France) latched onto freshman Ryan Anderson's (San Leandro, Calif.) long ball in the 40th minute and rounded his defender before firing towards the top left corner, forcing a dive save by Castro-Dreher.
- At the half, both Emerson and Mass.-Boston each tallied five shots a piece with the Lions sending three shots towards the goal.
- A counter attack down the right wing led to a shot, which Kemp initially saved, that Da Silva recovered the rebound and sent the ball into an open net to give the Beacons the 1-0 lead in the 68th minute.
- A header by Bou Aziz in the 84th minute was on its way into the net with a Beacons defender handling it, ensuing in a penalty kick that Faucette fired into the top right corner to knot the score at 1-all.
- After Emerson got handed a handball call, Mass.-Boston got a penalty kick opportunity of their own, yet could not capitalize for Kemp dove and corralled in the ball to hold the score at 1-1 with four minutes left in regulation.
- Zero shots were made in the first overtime by either team and ultimately led to a fresh 10 minutes of a second overtime.
- On a clearance by the Lions midway through the second overtime, Bou Aziz headed the ball down into Niles' path, who found Faucette streaking through the middle and played him in on goal where he finished into the bottom right corner to give the hosts the 2-1 win.
- Emerson opens up NEWMAC play on Friday, September 14 to wrap its three game home stand at 7:00 p.m.
- UMass-Boston returns home to host Wentworth on Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.
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