CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In only his second collegiate soccer game, freshman Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) scored two goals, helping the Engineers defeat local foe Emerson, 5-0. After scoring a goal in Friday's game against Bridgewater State, Bingham's two goals against the Lions brought his season total to a team leading three. Sophomore Nick Diamantoni (Belle Mead, N.J.) racked up two assists. This win brings MIT's record to 2-0, while Emerson's ledger lowered to 0-1.
Within 13 minutes of the start of the first half, MIT had taken six shots on Emerson's goal, two of them being saved by the Lions' goalkeeper, Carter Bowers. It wasn't until the 37th minute that Diamantoni was able to sneak the ball past Bowers and into the net after a corner kick by senior Chris Hammond (Wilmington, Del.). Diamantoni was able to put the ball in the back of the net after intercepting an Emerson clear attempt, officially putting MIT on the board.
From there, the Engineers only got stronger. Just 12 minutes into the second half, MIT had raised their score three points, furthering their lead over Emerson. Bingham, who was assisted by Diamantoni, tallied his first goal of the game. Bingham wasted no time before scoring another goal, just six minutes after his first one, with the help of freshman Austin Freel (San Diego, Calif.). One minute later, junior Jonathan Tebes (Hamden, Conn.) was able to get the ball past Bowers again when he was assisted by Diamantoni.
In the 62nd minute, freshman Jake Amereno (Commack, N.Y.) made his collegiate debut in the goal when he replaced sophomore Samuel Cannon (Scarsdale, N.Y.). Throughout his time in the net, the Lions only made one attempt at a goal and Amereno was able to save it.
With less than five minutes left in the second half, sophomore Bokil Lopez-Pineda (Eagan, Minn.) shot the ball into the net, scoring his first goal of the season and raising the score to 5-0, where it would remain until the clock ran out.
The Engineers will return to the field when they travel to Framingham State University on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The Lions will be hosting Newbury College on Sept. 6.