Men's Soccer, Bridgewater State Play To Scoreless 2OT Draw For Second Straight Season

Courtesy of David Silverman Photography
Courtesy of David Silverman Photography

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 0, Bridgewater State University 0 (2OT)

- Records: MIT (4-5-3), Bridgewater State University (2-8-3)

- Location: Bridgewater, Mass. (Edward C. Swenson Athletic Complex)

- The Lead: The MIT men's soccer team and the homestanding Bridgewater State University Bears played to a scoreless double overtime draw in non-conference action on Wednesday night at the Edward C. Swenson Athletic Complex on the South Shore. 

HOW IT HAPPENED: 

- Over the opening 45 minutes of action both teams registered two shots on goal - both of which were saved by MIT's keeper Jeremy Cowham (Quincy, Mass.) and Bridgewater State goalie Nate Morgado. 

- With less than two minutes to play in regulation, MIT had a corner kick opportunity which was taken by freshman Jack Snowdon (Lorton, Va.). Snowdon's kick sailed into the box and right to the feet of senior captain Nate Johnson (Sudbury, Mass.), who shot the ball at an empty net with Morgado out of position, but his game-winning attempt was cleared off the goal line by a Bridgewater State defender.

- In the first overtime period, both team's registered one shot both of which went wide. With 50-seconds to play in the second overtime session, MIT junior Joshua Wilson (West Chester, Pa.) ripped a shot at the net in an attempt to give the Engineers the road win, but it was blocked down and saved by Morgado to leave the game scoreless at the end of 110 minutes. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- The stats were nearly identical for both teams as Bridgewater State edged MIT in shots by a 19-18 margin, while both teams tallied four saves. However, the Engineers held a 12-5 advantage in corner kicks - nine of which were taken over the first 45 minutes of the game. 

- Cowham (4-5-3) stopped the ball four times for MIT tonight as he picked up his fourth shutout of the fall, while Morgado (2-8-3) notched a trio of saves for Bridgewater State.

- In the all-time series between MIT and Bridgewater State, which dates back to 1929, the Engineers hold a 7-3-3 margin in the head-to-head contests. This is the second straight meeting between the programs that has ended in a draw as last year's match which took place at MIT also finished in a 0-0 double overtime tie. 

UP NEXT:

- Both teams return to action on Saturday, October 14 with conference matches. MIT hosts Clark University in a NEWMAC contest where prior to the match the Engineers will honors their three seniors, while Bridgewater State heads to Westfield State University for a MASCAC match beginning at 11:00 a.m. 

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