MIT Topples Fordham, 6-3

Oct. 17, 2005

BRONX, N.Y. - The home team scored first on Saturday at Fordham University, but the Engineers were able to hold off the Rams 6-3 down the stretch. MIT (10-7, 5-1 CWPA) has now won three straight contests. Junior Philip Cassel and senior Mark Liao led the way for the Engineers with two goals each.

From the get-go, the conference matchup was a defensive struggle for both squads. Both goalkeepers, Tim Will for Fordham and sophomore Robert Traux for MIT, put on quite a spectacle. After falling behind 1-0 early and going into the half tied at two, MIT came out strong in the third quarter with two quick goals. Liao then sealed the victory in the fourth quarter for the Engineers with two tallies.

Seniors Grady Snyder and John Rogers also added one goal a piece for the Engineers.

"We played a good game" said head coach Felix Mercado. "We pretty much did what we needed to do on offense. We just didn't put enough shots in the goal. Their goalie played great."

Will recorder a career high 18 saves for Fordham in the loss, while MIT's Truax stopped eight shots. Morgan Laidlaw was a force on a defense, collecting six steals.

MIT will look to win a school record sixth league game when they take on Brown University at Providence, R.I. on Wednesday.