Norton, Mass. - The visiting Trinity College Bantams fell, 3-0, against the Wheaton College Lyons in men's soccer action this afternoon at Keefe Field. Trinity falls to 2-12 with their seventh-straight setback, while the Lyons improve to 9-8 with their third victory in a row. Trinity closes the year at New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rival Amherst on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Wheaton finishes the regular season at Springfield on Saturday at noon.
Wheaton put one on the board in the 35th minute when Shawn McCall collected the ball in the midfield and took it to the edge of the 18-yard box, where he slipped it through to Curran Wait, who then one-timed it across frame to first-year Charlie Stringer who shot it past the Trinity sophomore goalie Andrew Clark (Short Hills, N.J.). Wheaton netted its second goal of the game just 10 minutes into the second half, this time with a converted penalty kick by Wait. The 77th minute saw Wheaton add another insurance goal on a floated corner kick from Luca de Castro Novaes that found the head of junior Jules Stewart. The Bantams best chance at goal came in the 90th minute with a shot from senior tri-captain midfielder William Baker (Los Angeles, Calif.) but his long-range shot was met by the hands of Lyon goalie Peter Pond. Pond finished with three saves and Clark had four.