Strong Second Half Powers Men's Soccer Past Endicott, 4-1

Sept. 3, 2008

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A trio of second-half goals proved to be the difference in MIT’s 4-1 victory over host Endicott College on Tuesday night. Zachary Kabelac paced the Engineers’ (2-0) balanced attack with two assists while four different players found the back of the net. Tom Caldwell collected three saves in goal.

Christian Therkelsen broke up a scoreless game at the 16:18 mark when he collected a through-ball from Kabelac and beat the Gulls’ goalie in a one-on-one situation. Endicott tallied the equalizer 14 seconds later as Benjamin Graves capitalized on a cross from TJ Sapienza. The deadlock would hold for the remainder of the frame.

MIT ended the defensive battle after 5:54 expired in the second stanza as Peter Bojo corralled Kabelac’s shot off the post and buried a quick strike for what proved to be the game-winner. David Nole gave the Engineers some breathing room in the 82nd minute with a header to the right of the goalie following a cross from Neil Zimmerman. The Cardinal and Gray capped the scoring with 1:26 remaining in regulation. Tristan Kooistra sent a cross into the box which was headed by Kevin Chou to the back right corner of the net.