Men’s Soccer Uses Second-Half Surge to Cruise Past Salem State

Men’s Soccer Uses Second-Half Surge to Cruise Past Salem State

SALEM, Mass. – Senior Chris Lockwood (Glastonbury, Conn.) and freshman Liam Noonan (Calabasas, Calif.) each factored into a pair of goals to help lead the Connecticut College men's soccer team to a 4-1 victory over Salem State on Tuesday evening at Alumni Field. 

After a scoreless first half, the Camels got on the scoreboard when Lockwood connected with Ben Highton (Darien, Conn.) in the 54th minute. Salem State (2-2) was able to net the equalizer in the 60th minute, but the visitors answered back just 42 seconds later on a Lockwood blast and never looked back. Noonan then scored in the 66th minute and set up classmate Jamie Martin (Fair Haven, N.J.) with just 41 seconds left to seal the final margin.

Freshman A.J. Marcucci (West Chester, Pa.), who was named the NESCAC Player of the Week on Monday, made six saves between the pipes. The Camels outshot the Vikings, 13-7, and held a commanding 9-1 advantage in corner kick opportunities. Salem State's Chris Jimenez turned away three shots in the setback.

Connecticut College (3-0), which was ranked seventh regionally by the United Soccer Coaches earlier today, stays on the road to face Tufts on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m.