Score: Wesleyan 4, Emerson 0
Records: Emerson Lions (0-4) ; Wesleyan Cardinals (2-0)
Location: Middletown, Conn. (Jackson Field)
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
The Lead: The Emerson women's soccer team found themselves on the other end of a 4-0 shutout at the hands of the Wesleyan Cardinals on Saturday afternoon in non-conference women's soccer action at Jackson Field.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Junior Paige Haley (San Diego, Calif.) registered a team best three shots, including one shot on goal, followed by classmate Alexandra Levin (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) with a pair of shots on goal.
- On 11 shot attempts, Emerson senior keeper Laura Gartelman (Hamburg, N.Y.) allowed four goals and came away with seven saves through 90 minutes.
- Wesleyan saw goals from Liz Young, Ella Sinfield, Carly Bechtloff and Olivia Gorman, while Young was also credited with an assist.
- Meg Hanan started the first 45 minutes in net for for the Cardinals and stopped all three shot attempts as Zoe Cassels-Brown finished the second half with one save.
HOW IT HAPPENED (COURTESY OF WESLEYAN ATHLETICS)
- The Cardinals (2-0-0), who have outscored their opponents, 7-0, this fall, jumped onto the scoreboard in the 23rd minute, as junior forward Liz Young netted her second goal of the season from the edge of the box on the right attacking side. The Lincoln, Rhode Island native tallied the game-winning goal in a 3-0 victory over visiting UMass-Boston on Thursday.
- Wesleyan dominated time of possession and field advantage, especially in the first half, as the hosts held a commanding 18-2 advantage in shots.
- Junior forward Olivia Gorman gave the Cardinals a two-goal cushion in the 28th minute, as she put a shot into the left side of the net from point-blank range off a superb pass across the box by Young.
- The Cardinals nearly took a three-goal lead early in the second half with junior forward Mo Nelson sending a rocket off the cross bar from straight on in the 60th minute.
- Then, Young nearly converted a tremendous lead pass by Nelson in the 61st minute.
- Freshman midfielder Carly Bechtloff eliminated any threat of a Lions' comeback with a highlight-reel goal in the 82nd minute.
- The Westfield, New Jersey native stopped on a dime with the ball and utilized great footwork from the edge of the box, en route to sending a drive into the left side of the goal.
- Junior defender Ella Sinfield joined the fun just over a minute later in the 83rd minute, sending a shot from the right side of the box off the goalkeeper's hands and into the back of the net.
- Back on its home field for the first time of 2017, Emerson welcomes Mount Holyoke for its first taste of NEWMAC competition on Saturday, September 16 at 1:00 p.m.
- Wesleyan enters NESCAC play against Tufts on Tuesday, September 12 at 4:30 p.m.
STAY LIVE WITH THE LIONS
• Stay updated on the Emerson women's soccer team and follow the Lions on Twitter @emersonwsoccer and Facebook Emerson College Women's Soccer. Also be sure to tune into Emerson Channel Sports to watch games live!