September 22, 2012

MIT Men's Soccer Wins Against Emmanuel, 7-1

BOSTON, Mass. - In their first meeting since 2010, a game which MIT were victorious 3-1, the men's soccer team defeated Emmanuel, 7-1. Freshman Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) and sophomore John Kramer (Glastonbury, Conn.) each scored two goals. MIT's record is now 6-2 while the Saints dipped to 1-5-2.

In the first two minutes of play, sophomore Nick Diamantoni (Belle Mead, N.J.) and freshman Austin Freel (San Diego, Calif.) both shot at the goal, but Diamantoni's was saved by keeper Garrett Charette and Freel's hit the post. Five seconds after Freel's shot, Kramer headed the ball into the net after a cross from freshman Andrew Liotta (Menlo Park, Calif.).

MIT were in control for the remainder of the first half. Bingham scored his first goal of the game off a feed from the left side from Diamantoni in the seventh minute and was right back at it in the 22nd minute after another assist from Diamantoni, giving the Engineers a 3-0 lead with 24 minutes remaining in the half. Kevin Shirley scored Emmanuel's only goal of the game in the 27th minute, raising the score to 3-1, where it would stay for the rest of the first period.

A mere 14 seconds into the second half, Kramer sank the ball into the net for the second time after a long pass from Liotta after kick-off. One minute later, Freel had his first goal of the game after a scramble in front of the net following a corner kick by Kramer. The score remained at 5-1 until the 78th minute when senior Tim Joubert (Meritt Island, Fla.) lobbed the ball into the top right of the net from 30 yards out after a cross from sophomore Nick Albarran (Buffalo, N.Y.). With nine minutes left in the game, sophomore Jason Adler (Scarsdale, N.Y.) registered MIT's final goal. At the end of the 90 minutes, the Engineers were victorious with a 7-1 win over Emmanuel.

MIT outshot Emmanuel, 26-8 and only had to make two saves, while the Saints recorded eight. Freshman Jake Amereno (Commack, N.Y.) and sophomore Sam Cannon (Scarsdale, N.Y.) each spent just over 40 minutes in net, making one save apiece. Sophomore Colin Hong (Honolulu, Hawaii) made his first appearance this season when he guarded the net for the last seven and a half minutes of play.

The Engineers will host Elms College on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7:00 p.m., while the Saints will travel to Rivier University for a game on Sept. 25.