Wheaton Blanks Men's Soccer, 3-0
Oct. 31, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT men's soccer team fell to NEWMAC foe Wheaton College, 3-0, in its regular season finale on Saturday. The loss marks the first time the Engineers (7-8, 1-5 NEWMAC) have been shutout this year.
The Lyons (11-4-2, 5-0-1 NEWMAC) got on the board in the 13th minute when Ariel Tatum's free kick deflected off diving keeper Thomas Caldwell before hitting the left post and finding the back of the net. Tech nearly tied the game in the 44th minute, but Joshua Campoverde was stopped on a pair of point-blank chances, first by a kick save from netminder Matt Pachniuk and then by Jim Ferriero.
Wheaton extended its advantage in the 47th minute on a goal from Jeff Shea. Caldwell came out of the net to challenge Dan Lane for a loose ball near the upper left corner of the box. Shea gained possession and sent an arcing shot over the defense into the far right corner. Lane recorded the final goal of the game in the 79th minute. After being backed into the left corner by three defenders, he broke free and streaked towards the net, placing a shot inside the left post.
Caldwell made 10 saves while Pachniuk turned away five shots.
Next up for MIT is a quarterfinal match-up with No. 2 seed Babson College on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Earlier this season, the Beavers defeated the Engineers, 2-1.