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Tue Sep 17
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No. 4 Wheaton Advances to NEWMAC Semifinals After Taking Down No. 5 MIT in PK's

No. 4 Wheaton Advances to NEWMAC Semifinals After Taking Down No. 5 MIT in PK's

This release courtesy of Wheaton College Sports Information. 

SCORE: Wheaton 0 - MIT 0 (2OT)

PENALTY KICKS: Wheaton 3 - MIT 1
MIT Josh Wilson - saved
WHE Adam Waks - good
MIT Faisal As'ad - crossbar
WHE Thomas Gatanis - good
MIT Carlos Hernandez - good
WHE JD Souza - good
MIT Wesley Woo - saved

RECORDS: Wheaton (9-9-1, 3-4 NEWMAC) - MIT (8-6-3, 2-3-2 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Keefe Field)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The Wheaton College men's soccer team took down the MIT Engineers in a penalty shootout Tuesday afternoon at Keefe Field in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Quarterfinals. The Engineers end the season 8-6-3 overall and 2-3-2 in the NEWMAC, while the Lyons will now take on No. 1 Babson in the next round of the NEWMAC Tournament. 
  • Wheaton nearly got on the board in the eighth minute with a shot by Neil Fitzgerald that was saved by MIT goalkeeper Jeremy Cowham. Wheaton kept the pressure on peppering Cowham with shots on frame forcing saves on a Curran Wait shot and back-to-back rockets from Alex Nickerson and Luca de Castro Novaes
  • MIT got off one quality shot in the opening frame with Isaac Perper forcing a save from Diego Medinain the 23rd minute. Wheaton responded however with shots by Jules StewartShawn McCall, and Charlie Stringer but each of those was met by the hands of Cowham. 
  • The second half was much of the same with Wheaton forcing Cowham to come up big for the Engineers. 
  • With the game tied at 0-0 after regulation, the two sides headed into the first overtime period that featured only one shot. With time running out, the Engineers held most of the possession in the second overtime period, nearly getting the game-winner in the 109th minute from the head of Thad Daguilh.
  • After two overtime periods, the game, needing a decision, was sent into a penalty shootout. MIT won the flip, sending Joshua Wilson to the circle. Wilson tried to send the ball low and to the right, which was easily stopped by a good diving save from Medina. The first Wheaton player to step up was Adam Waks who calmly sent the ball straight down the middle and past Cowham. Trailing 1-0, Faisal As'ad stepped up for the Engineers but sent his shot pinging off the crossbar. Thomas Gatanis took the next Wheaton kick and like Waks, calmly put it into the back of the net. Carlos Hernandez kept MIT in the game with the teams first converted penalty kick, making it 2-1. Captain JD Souza put Wheaton ahead 3-1 moments later with the Lyons third straight good pk. With the game on the line, Wesley Woo stepped up to take the next MIT kick, but his shot, which was low to the left, was met by the diving hands of Medina.  

THE BASICS:

  • Shots: Wheaton 15 - MIT 14
  • Corner Kicks: Wheaton 4 - MIT 7
  • Saves: Wheaton 2 - MIT 7
  • Fouls: Wheaton 11 - MIT 23

UP NEXT: Wheaton now play host No. 1 Babson on Thursday, November 1st in the NEWMAC Semifinals. The winners of the two semifinal games will meet in the championship game on Saturday, November 3rd.