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Anna Maria Downed by Emmanuel, 4-0

Anna Maria Downed by Emmanuel, 4-0

PAXTON, MA - The Anna Maria men's soccer team (4-14-0, 1-8-0 GNAC), lost to the Emmanuel College Saints (8-7-0, 5-4-0 GNAC), 4-0 Wednesday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action at Caparso Field.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Both sides played a tightly contested first half and the AMCATS almost struck first at 11:06. Hezekiah Adeyeye (Woonsocket, RI) drew a foul and sent a free kick toward the box. Jared Schuster (Endwell, NY) leaped up for the header attempt and his shot went off the left corner post and the match remained scoreless.
  • However, at 38:25 the Saints broke the tie off the boot of Alec Erskine (Coventry, CT)Robert Danielian (Watertown, MA) sent a pass downfield to a running Erskine who put his shot past AMCATS keeper, Jeffre Donahue (Rockland, MA) for the 1-0 lead heading into the half.
  • Once the second half was underway, Anna Maria had a great look for the equalizer from Nick Lawrence (Attleboro, MA). Lawrence handled a pass from downfield and shot right into a diving Jonathan Ferrarini (Hanover, MA).
  • At 57:47, Danielian scored the eventual game-winner for Emmanuel when he received a pass from Thomas Roberts (Burlington, MA). Danielian corralled a pass from Roberts near the top of the box and blasted a shot in the upper right corner. 
  • The Saints posted two more goals later in the contest at 61:09 and 78:16 from Jack Barbour (Hollis, NH) and Dagemawi Beyna (Cambridge, MA) respectively.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Adeyeye's seven shots paced the AMCATS offense, Ryan Todesco (Southwick, MA) was not far behind with five, Alex Nichols (Tinton Falls, NJ) Steven Makynen (Uxbridge, MA), rounded out the top shot takers with three and two shots respectively. 
  • Donahue made eight saves on the afternoon, and Ferrarini also had eight saves for the visitors.
  • Anna Maria outshot Emmanuel 12-8 in the second half. However, the Saints held the slight advantage, 25-20.
  • The squad took four corners to the Saints one in the second half. Emmanuel ultimately edged out the AMCATS, 7-5.

WHAT'S NEXT

Anna Maria has a few days off before they resume GNAC play on Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 PM at Albertus Magnus. Emmanuel returns home for GNAC action against the University of St. Joesph (CT) on Saturday, October 26 at 12:00 PM.

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