Emerson Stuns Men's Soccer In Double Overtime

Emerson Stuns Men's Soccer In Double Overtime

BOSTON, Mass.—Emerson junior Gavin Faucette scored his second goal of the night in the 103rd minute, to lead host Emerson College past UMass Boston men's soccer in double overtime.

THE BASICS

Emerson College 2, UMass Boston 1 (2OT)

(UMass Boston 1-5)

(Emerson College 1-3)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Faucette tied the game in the 85th minute and scored off a feed from Avery Niles at 102:47 to earn the win for the hosts.

Freshman Bruno Da Silva (Icara, Brazil) scored his first collegiate goal at 67:57, to give the Beacons their lone lead of the night. Freshman Jonathan Rodrigues' (Brockton, Mass.) initial shot was stopped by David Kemp, but Da Silva found the rebound and put it into the empty net for a 1-0 lead.

Faucette took over from there, as he tied the game on a penalty kick and scored in the second overtime.

Kemp made five saves on six shots to earn his first win of the season.

On the opposite side, junior Omar Castro-Dreher (Woonsocket, R.I.) recorded four saves on the night to fall to 1-5 on the season.

Neither team was able to create many scoring chances until the 40th minute. Emerson's Paul Bou Aziz latched onto freshman Ryan Anderson's long ball and rounded his defender, before firing towards the top left corner, forcing a diving save by Castro-Dreher.

Da Silva gave the Beacons the lead midway through the second half. On a counter attack down the right wing led to a Rodrigues shot, which Kemp initially saved, Da Silva recovered the rebound and sent the ball into an open net to give the Beacons the advantage.

Emerson found the equalizer in the 84th minute. Bou Aziz appeared set to score a header goal, but a Beacon threw out his hand to deny the chance. On the ensuing penalty kick, Faucette fired into the top right corner to knot the score at 1-all.

After Emerson got handed a handball call, UMass Boston got a penalty kick opportunity of their own. Senior captain Juan Nieto (Barquisimeto, Venezuela) stepped up to the penalty spot, but his shot was corralled by Kemp to force overtime.

Neither side could create a shot on goal in the first overtime, setting up an all-or-nothing final 10 minutes.

On a clearance by the Lions midway through the second overtime, Bou Aziz headed the ball down into Niles' path, who found Faucette streaking through the middle and played him in on goal-where he finished into the bottom right corner to give the hosts the 2-1 win.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston earned a slight 16-14 edge in shots, but Emerson held a 7-6 lead in shots on goal.
  • The Beacons led 5-1 in corner kicks.
  • Da Silva led the Beacons with four shots and tied with Nieto for the team lead with two shots on goal.
  • The two teams combined for 25 fouls and seven yellow cards.
  • UMass Boston was credited with a team save in the 56th minute.
  • With the loss, UMass Boston is 8-5 all-time against the Lions.

WHO'S NEXT  

The Beacons will host Wentworth Institute of Technology on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in their first home game since Opening Day.

Parts of this release courtesy of Emerson College Sports Information.