NASHUA, N.H. – Two second half goals were the difference as the Emmanuel College men's soccer team powered past host Rivier University, 2-0, this evening under the lights at Joanne Merrill Field. The loss puts the Raiders at 1-9-1 overall and 0-4-0 against the conference while the Saints improve to 5-4-0 overall, 2-1-0 in the GNAC.
Emmanuel broke the scoreless tie in the 52nd minute when sophomore Robert Danielian (Watertown, Mass.) collected a pass from classmate Alec Erskine (Coventry, R.I.) and dribbled around the defender and placed the ball in the back of the net. Sophomore Kyle King (Gorham, Maine) was also credited with the secondary assist on the goal.
The Saints then added an insurance goal in the 83rd minute. Erskine gathered a loose ball from about 35 yards away and drilled a shot home to the back of the net.
Rivier senior goalkeeper Collin Deyarmin (Raymond, N.H.) made eight saves on the evening while his counterpart, Emmanuel senior Jonathan Ferrarini (Hanover, Mass.) stopped both shots he faced on net to improve to 3-2 on the year in the frame. The victory was the 19th of Ferrarini's career at Emmanuel, moving him into a share for the program-record for wins by a keeper with his current Assistant Coach Garrett Charette '14. The shutout was also the 12th of his career, moving him into a tie for second all-time with Emmanuel Assistant Athletic Director Dan Campagna '07 and one shy of Charette's program record of 13.
The Raiders will remain in GNAC action when they return to the pitch on Saturday afternoon with a road trip to Albertus Magnus College. Game time is slated for a 1pm kickoff. Emmanuel will also be back on the field this Saturday afternoon as they travel to Suffolk University.
*Release courtesy of Rivier University Athletic Communications