October 5, 2008

Zhu Scores, Caldwell Sets Institute Record

Oct. 5, 2008

Box Score

By WPI Sports Information

WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior netminder Tom Caldwell turned away four shots en route to his Institute-record 15th career shutout as the MIT men's soccer team edged out WPI, 1-0, in a NEWMAC contest on Saturday evening. With the win, MIT remains unbeaten and is now 10-0-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play while WPI dropped to 5-4 on the year and 0-3 in NEWMAC action.

Jason Zhu knocked home a deflection with just 3:10 left in the game to help lift MIT to the dramatic victory. The match was a tightly contested defensive battle with WPI enjoying a small advantage in shots (10-6) while MIT had a slight edge in corner kicks (4-3).

Zhu's goal, his third of the season, gave MIT its sixth straight victory. The Engineers were ranked ninth in New England in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) regional poll and, along with defending national champion Middlebury College, Salem State College, and Norwich University, are just one of four undefeated teams in the region.