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Two Second-Half Goals Lifts Men's Soccer Past Emerson, 3-1

Two Second-Half Goals Lifts Men's Soccer Past Emerson, 3-1

Boston, Mass. - October 13, 2018 - The Springfield College men's soccer team picked up two goals in the second half as the Pride cruised past Emerson, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at Rotch Field. 

With the win, the Pride, which was receiving votes in the latest national rankings, improved to 10-3 overall and 4-1 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play, while Emerson falls to 3-10-1 on the year, with a 1-5 mark against league opponents. 

Freshman Jack Rosenberg (Simsubury, Conn.) got the Pride on the board with 55 seconds remaining in the first half, before Freddy Clark (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Christian Schneider (Douglas, Mass.) picked up second-half strikes to lead the maroon and white to victory. In net, Stewart Frank (Pittsford, N.Y.) finished with three saves.

The Pride held a 18-6 shot advantage over 90 minutes of play, while the Lions were awarded four corner kicks to Springfield's one. There were also a combined 25 fouls in the contest, including a total of five yellow cards between the two sides.

Springfield College had the first two shots on goal in the contest, before Emerson found the back of the net when Gavin Faucette (Oakland, Calif.) broke down the left side, before sending a shot off the right post and in to give the hosts a 1-0 advantage in the 35th minute. 

With 55 seconds to play, a foul on Emerson resulted in a direct free kick for the Pride, which Rosenberg capitalized on to even the score at one apiece heading into the halftime break.

Just over 10 minutes into the second half, Springfield College's Ian Zacharewicz (Stamford, Conn.) and Clark each had shots on goal, before Clark finally broke through after collecting his own rebound and finding the back of the net to make it 2-1 in the 58th minute.

Just 4:13 later, Schneider picked up an insurance goal for the Pride, as his fourth goal of the season in the 62nd minute was enough for the visitors to escape with three league points.

Next up, Springfield College will host Western New England at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 15, before taking on WPI on Saturday, October 20 at 12 p.m. Both games will be played on Brock-Affleck Field.