CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Following a scoreless first half and a fast-paced second half, the MIT men's soccer team went on to shut out Salve Regina, 3-0 on Tuesday evening. The Engineers are now 7-2-1 for the season, while the Seahawks dipped to 9-2-1.
In the first 45 minutes, MIT outshot Salve Regina, 11-2, five of which were saved by goalkeeper Daniel Stern, but only one needed to be saved by sophomore goalie Sam Cannon (Scarsdale, N.Y.). The period ended with a score of 0-0.
Just 25 seconds into the start of the second half, junior Matthew Monheit (Abington, Pa.) stole the ball and shot from 30 yards out, scoring MIT's first goal of the night. In the 62nd minute, freshman Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) scored the second goal of the game and his tenth of the season after a cross from sophomore Nick Diamantoni (Belle Mead, N.J.), putting the Engineers up, 2-0.
After two saves by Cannon and a few substitutions, senior Chris Hammond (Wilmington, Del.) scored the third and final point of the game off a free kick with six minutes remaining on the clock. With little time to catch up, the period ended, leaving the Engineers with a 3-0 victory.
MIT will travel to Worcester, Mass. to face NEWMAC rival WPI on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5:00 p.m., while the Seahawks will hit the road for Fitchburg State on Thursday, Oct. 4.