Men's Soccer Defeats Gordon, 3-1

Sept. 27, 2005

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - The MIT men's soccer team ended a three-game losing streak by defeating Gordon College, 3-1, on Tuesday. The Engineers, whose record improves to 3-4 on the year, saw six different players tally at least one point in the win.

Shane Mueller put the Fighting Scots (6-2) on the board 8:30 into the contest when he lobbed a shot from 40 yards out that just snuck over MIT netminder Thomas Caldwell's hand. Tech recorded the equalizer in the 25th minute on a goal by James Zorich. Michael Allshouse found Zorich, who split the defense and lofted the ball to the top right corner of the net. The game would remain tied at 1-1 through halftime.

MIT continued to attack in the second stanza and finally found success at 60:56 when Walter Song set up Chase Lochmiller for what proved to be the game-winning goal. Exactly 30 seconds later, the Engineers struck again as Andrew Bishara connected on a pass from Ryan Sheffler.

Gordon's offensive pressure was relentless throughout the remainder of the game as it piled on 10 of its 13 shots in the second half. However, Caldwell turned back each of these attempts as he collected eight saves in the win. Peter Hassler finished the day with fives saves for the Fighting Scots.

The next game for MIT will be on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. when it hosts Lasell College.