Mens Soccer Tops Emmanuel, Extends Winning Streak
Courtesy of Emmanuel College Sports Information
BOSTON, Mass. – The MIT men's soccer team registered its third consecutive win over a Boston-based school in six days after defeating Emmanuel College, 3-1, on Monday. The Engineers' scoring contributions game from freshmen Jonathan Tebes, Andrew Fijian, and Matthew Monheit while seniors Christian Therkelsen and Adriel Fidone were credited with assists.
After a late start delayed by thunder and lightning at Roberto Clemente Field, the Engineers (4-2) and Saints (2-3) played a tough and physical game throughout. MIT led a strong attack in the first half, putting up a handful of shots and receiving four corner kicks. The Cardinal and Gray possessed the ball well, and gave Emmanuel very few opportunities.
The Engineers' opening score came by way of Tebes off a nice pass by Therkelsen in the 28th minute. The slim edge would hold for the remainder of the half.
Despite falling behind in the opening frame, Emmanuel continued to attack. Junior keeper Patrick Froass kept his squad in striking distance courtesy of several remarkable saves as he finished the game with 11 stops.
However, just five minutes into the second stanza the Engineers struck again. Fijan registered an unassisted marker for what proved to be the game-winning goal at 50:25. In the 53rd minute, Fidone played a ball through traffic that rang off of the left post and landed in front of Monheit, who tacked on an insurance goal.
The Saints ended MIT goalie Dylan Rankin's shutout-bid 10 minutes later when Allan Parrelli connected on a pass from Danny Richman for his second goal of the season.
In the end, the Engineers totaled 22 shots, 14 on goal, while the Saints were held to just four shots, with two on goal. Emmanuel remains winless versus MIT, as the Engineers lead the all-time series between these two programs, 4-0.