Lynx top Mountaineers for second straight shutout

Lynx top Mountaineers for second straight shutout

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Lesley University remained perfect at 5-0-0 in New England Collegiate Conference men's soccer play, improving to 14-1-1 overall with its 1-0 win over Southern Vermont in Saturday night's 9 p.m. start.

Ari Sinanis (Guilford, CT/Guilford) scored off of a deflected save at 21:13 for the game's only goal, his team-leading 10th of the season at 21:13. The score puts moves the sophomore into second place in the league in goals behind only Southern Vermont's Nick Haggerty (Wynantskill, NY/Averill Park), whom the Lynx defenders held in check on Saturday.

Lesley's offense, meanwhile, outshot the visitors 17-0 in the first half with Southern Vermont goalkeeper Aaron Eschler (Gloversville, NY/Broadalbin-Perth) making four saves.  Lesley had seven corners in the first half while Southern Vermont only tallied one, but Eschler kept the Mountaineers in the game throughout.

Twenty-one minutes into the second half, Eschler made a diving save in Sinanis' bid for his second goal of the day to keep the Lynx to a 1-0 lead. Tim Penrod's Mountaineers never mounted any serious momentum, only testing Lynx goalkeeper Zachary Almeida-Beers (Rehoboth, MA/Dighton-Rehoboth) for two shots on goal in his second straight shutout.

Lesley improves to 14-1-0 (5-0-0 NECC), while Southern Vermont falls to 5-8 (1-3 NECC).

Paul Vasconcelos' club enjoys an 11-day layoff before playing host to Mitchell College on Senior Night on October 27.


Courtesy of Lesley sports information intern Olivia Coiro