Sept. 6, 2006
NEWPORT, R.I. - MIT (2-0-0) scored three goals in the first 20 minutes of Tuesday's match at Salve Regina (0-3-0) and made those goals stand up in a 3-1 victory over the Seahawks. Senior forward Alex Morgan shone for the Engineers, scoring the opener just eight minutes in before assisting on Chase Lochmiller's eventual game-winner five minutes later.
The Engineers put pressure on the Salve Regina net early and often, and it paid off with the two quick-fire goals, giving MIT a 2-0 lead with less than a quarter of an hour played.
Junior midfielder Drew Isleib cut the deficit in half for the Seahawks when he scored on a free kick in the 14th minute. Despite some decent looks, Salve Regina was not able to beat MIT keeper Tom Caldwell for the remainder of the game.
Chris Desrochers, the junior midfielder who clinched the season opener against Fontbonne with a late strike, closed out the scoring for the Engineers once again with an unassisted goal in the 20th minute. It was the third goal in two games this season for Desrochers.
Freshman goalkeeper Kurt Ginthwain entered the game for Salve Regina in the 18th minute. After allowing the goal to Desrochers, Ginthwain settled down and played a solid game, making eight saves. Caldwell made three saves for the victory, his second straight to open the season.
The Cardinal and Gray next take the field on Saturday, Sept. 9 when they once again travel to Rhode Island, this time to take on Rhode Island College. The match is slated for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.