Score: Emerson 0, Roger Williams 0
Records: Emerson Lions (0-0-1); Roger Williams (0-0-1)
Location: Bristol R.I. (Bayside Field)
Date: September 1, 2022
The Lead: The Emerson Men's Soccer team opened up the 2022 season with a 0-0 tie with Roger Williams on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore goalkeeper Ethan Fitzsimmons kept the Hawks off the board, but the Lions could not capitalize.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Jorah Delbanco: 3 shots, 1 shot on goal
Evan Lee: 2 shots, 1 shot on goal
Bo Feekins: 1 shot on goal
Ethan Fitzsimmons: 2 saves on 2 shots in 90 minutes
Liam Blaisdell: 4 shots, 1 shot on goal
CJ Sousa: 2 shots
Devon Benito: 1 shot on goal
John Padavano: 3 saves on 3 shots in 90 minutes
HOW IT HAPPENED `
Roger Williams had no shortage of scoring chances early in the match and throughout the first half. The Hawks outshot the Lions by a total of 7-0 in the first 45 minutes of competition. Sophomore goalkeeper Ethan Fitzsimmons notched both of his saves in the first half and was able to keep the Hawks off the board.
The Lions would break the shot drought in the 57' when Freshman Jorah Delbanco tried to sneak a shot by the Hawks keeper, but was unsuccessful. Freshman Evan Lee tried to break the scoreless tie in the 62' when his shot headed for the top right of the net was turned away by the Hawks goalkeeper. Senior Bo Feekins had one last try for the Lions in the 76' but his attempt was also turned away.
Neither side was able to find the back of the net through 90 minutes of play and the match concluded in a 0-0 tie.
The Lions welcome the Dean Bulldogs to Rotch Field for their 2022 home opener on Saturday, September 3rd at 6pm.