Men's Soccer Falls To No. 20 Springfield, 2-0

Courtesy of David Silverman Photography
Courtesy of David Silverman Photography

THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 20 Springfield College 2, MIT 0

- Records: No. 20 Springfield College (10-0-0, 4-0-0 NEWMAC); MIT (4-5-2, 2-2-0 NEWMAC)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium)

- The Lead: The Springfield College men's soccer team, which is ranked No. 20 in the latest United Soccer Coaches Division III national poll and No. 4 in the New England regional rankings by the same association, defeated MIT, 2-0, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match on Saturday afternoon in Cambridge.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Neither team was able to find the back of the net over the opening 45 minutes of action, but that changed just 4:59 into the second stanza when Christian Schneider broke the scoreless tie. After the Pride lined up for a free kick, Cam Powell lined his shot off the post, Schneider picked up the rebound and put his fifth goal of the season into the right side of the net as the visitors took the 1-0 lead.

- MIT attempted to even the game through the middle parts of the second stanza, but both Wesley Woo (Palo Alto, Calif.) and Ryan Stuntz (Wellesley, Mass.) had their shots saved by Springfield keeper Stewart Frank.

- With 6:32 to play in the match, the Pride got an insurance goal to secure their tenth win of the fall. Schneider fed the ball to Dexter Tenn about 25 yards away from the net and registered his second goal of the season when he lined it into the upper corner as the visitors took the game by a 2-0 final.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Springfield held a 20-8 advantage in shots and a 5-2 margin in corner kicks, while MIT held the edge in saves by a 4-3 differential. 

- MIT keeper Jeremy Cowham (Quincy, Mass.) stopped the ball four times in the effort as his record falls to 4-5-2, while Frank improved to 10-0-0 with three saves for the Pride. 

- In the all-time series with the Pride, Springfield leads 35-17-2, which dates back to 1921 

UP NEXT:

- MIT heads to Bridgewater State University for a non-conference contest on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in its next match, while Springfield hosts UMass-Boston in an out-of-league matchup on Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m.

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