Men's Soccer Overwhelms Caltech, 4-0

Sept. 7, 2008

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third time in the program’s history and first since 2001 the MIT men’s soccer team started its season with four straight wins following a 4-0 decision over Caltech. The victory clinched the Boddington Tournament crown which was hosted by Colorado College.

The Engineers got on the board 8:48 into the contest when Kevin Chou converted on one of Tech’s six first-half corner kicks. In the 32nd minute, Christian Therkelsen recorded a solo effort after stealing the ball outside of the goalkeeper’s box. Although MIT continued to attack, the 2-0 advantage would hold through the intermission.

Neil Zimmerman set up Therkelsen for his second strike of the game just 10 minutes into the second stanza. The Engineers capped the scoring in the 62nd minute when Peter Bojo found Chase Anderson for his first goal of the season.

In his first intercollegiate appearance in net, Dylan Rankin picked up two saves and the win in 66 minutes of action. Javier Duarte did not face a shot on goal as he closed out the contest for MIT.