Cougars Earn Fourth Shutout in NEWMAC Opener

Cougars Earn Fourth Shutout in NEWMAC Opener

THE BASICS

Score: Clark University 3, Emerson College 0

Records: Clark University (6-0, NEWMAC 1-0), Emerson College (1-4, NEWMAC 0-1)

Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)

The Lead: The Clark University men's soccer team extended their winning streak to six as they picked up a victory over the Lions of Emerson College in their first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest of the season on Friday night. This is the Cougar's fourth shutout of the season as they have only allowed two goals scored in the first six games.

HOW IT HAPPENED

-On a long ball over the top to junior Trevor Sheridan (Massapequa Park, N.Y.), who was making a run on net, he was able to chest the ball down and poked it past a charging David Kemp (London, England) in the sixth minute to give Clark an early 1-0 edge.

-Clark extended its lead to 2-0 within the 23rd minute when junior Sean Munroe (Silver Spring, Md.) rifled a shot that forced Kemp into a save only to have the rebound bounce back and tucked away by Clark's Jonathan Guilherme (Oxford, Conn.).

-Emerson gained a scoring chance with two minutes remaining in the opening half as freshman Arturo Ruiz (Morristown, N.J.) carried a crossed pass from Gavin Faucette (Oakland, Calif.) up the middle with defenders on his tail, but the ball landed right into Melvin Vincent's (Rochester, Mass.) hands to hold the score at 2-0.

-The Cougars outshot the Lions, 9-5, in the first half.

The visitors opened the second half with its third goal in the 54th minute off a long throw in that was headed in by Munroe as the Cougars took home the 3-0 victory.

 INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-Sheridan, Guilherme and Munroe all registered goals for Clark with Munroe also picking up an assist.

-Vincent earned the win for Clark and came away with three saves.

-Freshman RJ Dziejma (Flanders, N.J.) had a team-best four shots followed by junior Gavin Faucette (Oakland, Calif.) who had three shots including one on goal.

-Kemp and freshman Robbie Shinder (Boca Raton, Fla.) split time in goal with Kemp starting the opening frame with one save on seven shots and Shinder finishing out the game with six stops.

-The Cougars held the shot advantage over the Lions (20-9) as well as in corner kicks (4-3).

UP NEXT

-Clark plays out of conference come Tuesday, September 18th at Bridgewater State at 7:00 p.m.

-Emerson steps out of conference play on Monday, September 17th for a 7:00 p.m. meeting at Newbury College.