Freshman comes off bench to score two goals in win against Wentworth
Freshman Marie Bou Aziz substituted into the game in the 24th minute against the Wentworth Institute of Technology Tuesday night and scored two goals, pushing the Lions to a 3-0 victory.
Freshmen scored all three goals in the game. In five games, this is the third time that freshmen scored every goal.
“We have eleven freshmen, which is basically half our team, and we have really good chemistry,” freshman midfielder Marie Bou Aziz said.
Bou Aziz scored her first goal of the game on a long-distance shot in the 31st minute. This is the second game in a row where Bou Aziz came off the bench to score a goal.
“I’m happy that I can prove who I am,” Bou Aziz said. “I want to have a starting position, so scoring as much as I can, and proving my place as a starter is something I am working on.”
On the road against Saint Joseph’s College (Me.) on Sept. 7, Bou Aziz substituted in on the 18th minute and scored the game’s only goal in the 31st minute in the win. She said she carried that momentum into Tuesday’s game.
“I was just really excited because it was my first college goal,” Bou Aziz said. “The adrenaline was crazy, and I wanted to keep it going.”
Bou Aziz scored the lone goal in the first half, where the Lions took eleven more shots than Wentworth. Freshman midfielder Cali Bruce equaled first-half scoring when she dribbled through Wentworth’s defense and placed a shot in the bottom right corner of the goal in the 48th minute.
The third goal came from a Bruce corner kick that, after being deflected in the box, Bou Aziz placed in the goal.
Emerson took 27 shots while holding Wentworth to three.
“We were finding openings in their backline and getting behind the defense and creating opportunities,” head coach David Suvak said. “I think that’s something we’ve been working hard on for the last week and a half and it showed.”
“I really wanted to push this team to play a full 90 [minutes] and dominate the entire game,” Suvak said. “Not only on the scoreboard but just possession all over the field. I thought they did very well tonight.”
The team has a week off before its final non-conference game on Sept. 17 against Thomas College (Me.).