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Men's Soccer Nips Salem State, 1-0

Photo Credit: Emerson Channel Sports
Photo Credit: Emerson Channel Sports

THE BASICS 

Score: Emerson 1, Salem State 0

Records: Emerson Lions (1-0-1) ; Salem State Vikings (0-2)

Location: Salem, Mass. (Alumni Field)

Date: August 31, 2019

The Lead: Freshman Luc Fougere (Chicago, Ill.) scored the lone goal in the 47th minute, which proved to be enough for the Emerson men's soccer team to seal the 1-0 victory for its first win of 2019 over Salem State on Saturday afternoon. 

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON

Fougere - 1 goal

Goalie: David Kemp - 0 goals allowed on four shot attempts, 4 saves through 90 minutes

 

SALEM STATE

Joao DeSouza - 2 shots
Nicholas Ramos - 3 shots on goal 

Goalie: Christopher Jimenez - 1 goal allowed on seven shots, 6 saves through 90 minutes

 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

47": The score remained in a scoreless tie up until the 47th minute mark when Fougere capitalized on a free kick opportunity and laced the shot right over the top of the defense that was misplayed right into the goal. 

61": Paa Sowe neared evened the score at 1-1 only to have his laser of a shot from 20 yards out bounce off the cross bar and back into the field to keep Emerson's lead in tact. 

  • Salem State gained one more scoring chance later in the half when a diving Kemp snatched the shot as the Lions held on for the 1-0 win. 


UP NEXT 

  • Emerson travels down to Trinity (Conn.) on Wednesday, September 4 for an 8:00 p.m. matchup. 
  • Salem State returns to the field on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:00 p.m. in a non conference meeting with Becker. 

 

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