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Overtime Goal Lifts Wesleyan Past Emerson 1-0

Photo by Peter Stein.
Photo by Peter Stein.

BOSTON, Mass. – Senior Alec Haas scored 2:18 into overtime to lift the Wesleyan men's soccer team past Emerson 1-0 on Tuesday evening. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 2-1-1, while the Lions fall to 1-4-1.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Mike Gallo looked to get Wesleyan on the board just 4:35 in, but his header shot sailed high.
  • The Cardinals outshot the Lions 5-2 in the opening stanza, but were unable to capitalize on any chances as the teams entered the intermission in a scoreless draw.
  • Out of the break, Emerson's Gavin Faucette had a chance to open the scoring, but Wesleyan goaltender Liam Devanny denied the opportunity at the 48:36 mark.
  • First-year Matthew Rubinstein looked to tally a goal at the 61:08 mark when he connected with a corner by Cameron Park, but Emerson goalie David Kemp thwarted the chance.
  • At the 75:39 mark, the Cardinals had a good look to break open the game. Trevor Devanny connected with Jack Wolf's corner, but the shot sailed just high as the contest remained scoreless.
  • With time winding down, Emerson had a final chance to end the contest in regulation, but Devanny got his fingertips on Clark Dean's shot at the 88:38 mark, tipping it over the crossbar to force the game into overtime. 
  • The game-winner came just 2:18 into the extra session. Rubinstein found himself sprinting towards the end line to keep a loose ball in play, one-timing it to Haas who chipped the ball over Kemp's head for the 1-0 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Devanny made three saves to pick up the shutout victory for Wesleyan, while Kemp recorded five stops in goal for Emerson.
  • The Cardinals held a 10-5 shots advantage during the victory.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan travels to Bowdoin on Saturday for an 11:00 a.m. start, before returning home on Sunday to host Colby at 2:30 p.m.