Wheaton Defeats Amherst, 2-1
Penalty Kick lifts Lyons over Top-Ranked Jeffs

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Jeremy Long (Woburn, MA) popped a penalty kick past keeper Kevin Larner (Short Hills, NJ) to lift second-ranked Wheaton over Amherst, the No. 1 team in New England. The Jeffs had been called for their 26th foul in the 79th minute to set up the Lyon game-winner.

Wheaton took an early 1-0 lead on a restart nine minutes into play. Sophomore Brent Carlson (North Kingstown, RI) lobbed a ball over the Jeff defense onto the head of Long and then into the net. But Amherst equalized midway through the first period with a drive up the left side of the field. Andy Kay (North Easton, MA) pushed past both his defender and the net-minder for the seventh goal of his sophomore season. The teams broke at the half tied at one goal a piece.

Wheaton betters its record to 8-3 while it hands Amherst the Jeffs' first loss of the season. Falling to 7-1-1, Amherst will host Little III rival Wesleyan at 11:00am on Saturday in a Homecoming showdown.

Wheaton (8-3)		1	1 -- 2
Amherst (7-1-1)		1	0 -- 1

Scoring: W Jeremy Long (Brent Carlson) 9:16,  A Andy Kay 23:46,  W Long 79:01.
Shots: A 10, W 16.
Saves: A Kevin Larner 5, W Jon Girolamo 4.
Corner Kicks: A 1, W 4.
Fouls: A 26, W 13.
Yellow Cards: A Nate McDonald, Mike Grant.  W Long.

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