BOSTON, Mass. – The Wesleyan women's soccer team was edged 1-0 by Emerson (3-1) on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals (1-1) had possession of the ball for the majority of the game, but the Lyons were able to hold on for the win.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Wesleyan had a great opportunity to notch a goal at the 18:19 mark. Emily Ribatt rifled a shot from the right side outside of the 18, but a diving Megan Rose kept the game knotted at 0-0.
- The Lyons tallied the lone goal of the game 10:33 later when Alana Hagerty's shot from the right corner tucked inside the left panel of the net, making it 1-0.
- The Cardinals had a chance to get on the board with nine minutes remaining in regulation when Ribatt blocked Emerson goalkeeper Rose's clear attempt. As Rose backpedaled towards the goal, Ribatt chipped the ball over her head, but it went just wide left.
- The final chance for Wesleyan to knot the game came at the 87:05 mark after Ribatt crossed the ball from the right corner. Gianna Argento one-timed the cross, but the ball sailed just high of the crossbar as the Lyons held on for the win.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The Cardinals outshot the Lyons 14-3 and held an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks.
- Wesleyan goalkeeper Zoe Cassels-Brown was forced to make just one save in goal, while Rose had seven stops for Emerson.
- The Cardinals have a quick turnaround as they travel to Wellesley tomorrow for a noon start.