Sept. 13, 2008
Rhode Island College Sports Information
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Following a 2-2 tie at Rhode Island College, the MIT men's soccer team saw its ledger move to 4-0-1 on the year. The overall record is the best for the Engineers since the 2003 season when they started the campaign with a 7-0-1 mark.
MIT opened the scoring 34 seconds into the contest when Neil Zimmerman's long throw-in deflected off an Anchorman defender and went past goalkeeper Cory Rocha for an own goal. Troy Silvia netted the tying goal just 3:40 later, taking a possession off a turnover, fighting through the Engineers' defense and unleashing a right-footed blast to the top corner.
The two teams played scoreless soccer until the 85th minute when Christian Therkelsen sent Zimmerman along the right flank for a shot that ricocheted off the post to Chase Anderson for the go-ahead marker. The lead was short-lived as RIC evened the game 21 seconds later. Brandon Migliore came down the wing and crossed a pass, which eventually ended up on the foot of Ryan Kelley. Kelley's shot was stopped and rolled to the charging Costa, who deposited the ball into the open net.
The Anchormen registered a 4-0 advantage in shots during the ensuing two overtime periods, but they could not end the deadlock.
Tom Caldwell went the distance in net, making five saves. Rocha collected one save in the first half as Justin O'Connor posted one save to close out the contest.