- Score: Assumption 4, Bloomfield 2
- Records: Assumption (1-1-0, 0-0-0 NE10), Caldwell (0-1-0, 0-0-0 CACC)
- Location: Worcester, Mass (Multi-Sport Stadium)
- The Lead: The Assumption Greyhounds used three different players and one own goal to propel themselves past the visiting Caldwell Cougars 4-2 on Saturday afternoon in the team's first home game of the 2019 season.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
-The Hounds generated offensive output early and often, leading 3-1 by halftime. Jason Lages (Edgartown, Mass. / Martha's Vineyard Regional) scored first at the 19:51 mark on a pass from teammate Nicolas Cardona (San Juan, P.R. / Academia del Perpetuo Socorro / DePaul) that went almost half the length of the field. On one bounce, Lages sent the ball into the top right corner of the net for the 1-0 lead.
-Less than 10 minutes later, Caldwell scored on its own goal coming off of a corner. They redeemed themselves when Jeongmin Ahn scored in front of an open net, but Assumption went back up by two, 3-1, at the 34:18 mark when Connor Willis (North Andover, Mass. / North Andover) hit a one-timer off of a deflection into the back of the net.
-Caldwell pulled within one again at the 54:32 mark and again on a goal by Ahn. Ahn sent a high ball over the leaping attempt by Assumption goalie Sebastian Jimenez (Naples, Fla. / Gulf Coast High School) into the back of the net. However, Assumption went back up by two at the 74:54 mark while coming off of a corner. After Alex Moschella (Miller Place, N.Y. / Miller Place) sent the ball into play and after a couple back-and-forth touches, Jeremy Martin (Hopedale, Mass. / Hopedale) gained possession at dead center and launched a kick into the back of the net for the final score of 4-2.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
-Assumption held a 21-11 shot advantage, while Lages had a team-high seven shots. Ahn led the Bears with three shots.
-The Hounds also held a 14-7 advantage in corners, including a 9-3 advantage in the second-half.
-Jimenez earned the win for the Hounds, making three saves and improving to 1-1-0 on the year. Nils Svere earned the loss for the Bears, falling to 0-1-0, but made eight saves throughout the contest.
- The Hounds travel to face Queens next Saturday, September 14, at 2 p.m.