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Early Strike Leads Wentworth Past Men's Soccer

Early Strike Leads Wentworth Past Men's Soccer

BOSTON, Mass. – Wentworth Institute of Technology scored an early goal in the fifth minute of play and added an insurance tally late in the second half sink the Lesley University men's soccer team 2-0 tonight on the road at Sweeney Field. With the win the Leopards improve to 7-3 while the Lynx fall to 2-7.

Wentworth wasted little time getting on the board as junior Alec Watkinson (Merrimack, N.H.) deposited his third goal of the season at 4:57. Watkinson headed in a corner kick from the nearside flag from senior Alberto Benhamu (Caracas, Venezuela).

Following their initial strike, the Leopards continued to pester Lesley's backline and sophomore goalie James Webb (San Francisco, Calif.) with eight shots, but none landed in the back of the net. Lesley's offense came to life later in the session as junior Chris Anderson (San Francisco, Calif.) and sophomore Anthony Vitta (Oceanside, N.Y.) each fired one shot, but neither attempt got past Wentworth keeper Matthew Sekerak (Winthrop, Maine).

Lesley attempted to even the match with back-to-back shots by Vitta early in the second stanza, but both attempts were denied by Sekerak 54:24 and 56:49, respectively. Vitta would have another opportunity to locate the back of the net off a free kick, but his attempt sailed just over the cross bar at 67:11.

Wentworth added their insurance marker at 78:20 as freshman Noah Martins (Dartmouth, Mass.) headed in a cross from senior Sam Martins (Dartmouth, Mass.) into the right corner of the Lesley net.

The Leopards concluded the match with 24 shots and a season-high 11 corner kicks. The Lynx tallied eight shots and recorded just one corner in the second half. Sekerak finished with four stops, while Lesley senior Trevor Martin (Whitinsville, Mass.) and Webb combined for 13 saves.

Lesley is back in action on Monday, October 5 when they return to Cambridge and host Rivier at 8:00p. Wentworth travels to Salve Regina on Saturday, October 4 at 12:00p.

Portions of this release courtesy Wentworth Sports Information