SATURDAY, OCT. 5 // 1:00 PM
BOSTON – Suffolk's fifth annual Rams Fan Fest is highlighted by the men's soccer GNAC battle against Emmanuel. The conference clash, which features the Beantown foes, is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff at James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park.
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All members of Ram Nation are invited by Suffolk Athletics to East Boston Memorial Park Saturday, Oct. 5 for the Rams Fan Fest event.
The fifth event is part of Suffolk Weekend and follows Rammy's Fun Run, which begins the day at 11 a.m. at East Boston Memorial Park inviting alumni, family members, faculty, staff, students and friends of all ages to run or walk for a great cause, the Suffolk University Center for Community Engagement (CCE).
Following the run, the family friend fan fest festivities begin at 12 p.m. and the men's soccer kick-off against cross-city and GNAC rival Emmanuel is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
Suffolk men's soccer broke open a 2-all time, scoring four goals over a 14-minute span in the second half to take a 6-2 win over Anna Maria at AMCAT Field Wednesday afternoon.
After is highest offensive output since a 7-0 victory at Rivier Oct. 11, 2017, Suffolk moved to 3-4-1 on the year and 2-3-0 in GNAC play.
The Rams scoring spark saw more individuals contribute offensively, but Sunjoon Tenorio was once again a factor. The rookie anchors the attack for the blue-and-gold with a team-best five goals to his credit. Senior Simon Velez Angel is second on the squad in points with seven behind three markers and one set-up, while freshman Emilio Tenacio has a flipped stat line of Velez Angel with one strike and three helpers for five points.
Tom Bennett is Suffolk's usual started in net. The sophomore holds a 2-2-1 record with 27 saves and 13 goals allowed for a 2.31 GAA and .675 save percentage. Steven Lopez has played a significant amount of time as well. The senior has put together a .750 save percentage and a 2.24 GAA over four appearances including three starters.
Emmanuel has put together a pair of 2-0 cleansheets on the road at Regis and Rivier to head to Eastie with a 5-4-0 overall mark and 2-1-0 league ledger.
The Saints scoring is propelled by Alec Erskine, who has had a hand in 10 of Emmanuel's 15 goals. The sophomore has found the back eight times himself and set-up two other scorers. Sean Allen has potted the rock twice this year and Robert Danielian is a consistent contributor offensively as well with a squad-best four handouts and one goal.
Emmanuel uses the tandem of Vincent Conelli and Jonathan Ferrarini in net. Conelli holds the better numbers with a .857 save percentage and 0.85 GAA, while Ferrarini, who has played more time, boasts a .743 save percentage and a 1.74 GAA.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk slipped to Emmanuel a year ago, 6-3, to move to 11-5-1 all-time against the Saints.
- The Rams look to return to the win column against their Beantown and conference rival since taking a 1-0 overtime decision in 2016.
- Three contests have needed extra time to determine a winner. Suffolk holds a 2-0-1 record in OT games against Emmanuel.
- Four contests were cleansheets. Suffolk is 3-1-0 when one team is kept off the scoreboard when playing the Saints.
WHAT'S TO COME?
Suffolk steps out of GNAC action with another Boston battle as Tuesday, Oct. 8 sends the Rams to Wentworth for 7 p.m. tilt.