MIT Hangs on to Defeat Wheaton, 2-1
Oct. 12, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Unlike last season's meeting between MIT and Wheaton College, when play was suspended due to darkness in the first overtime period and resumed three days later concluding with MIT winning on penalty strokes, the Engineers were able to get the job done with a 2-1 victory in regulation play. Tech (7-5, 2-2 NEWMAC) extended its overall winning streak to three and has won back-to-back NEWMAC games.
MIT pressured the Lyons (4-7, 1-4 NEWMAC) early, but it was Wheaton who struck first 2:50 into the game. Lyndsie Ryalls broke up an attempted clear by the Engineers and sprinted to the goal for the score. Tech regained its composure and posted the equalizer in the 20th minute when Margaret Gentile snuck the ball in after a scramble in front of the cage. With 4:56 remaining in the first half, Deanna Lentz posted the game-winning goal by dribbling past several Wheaton defenders.
The second stanza was evenly played, with both teams having numerous opportunities to score. However, outstanding defensive play kept the game scoreless during the final frame.
In the goal, Alexa Herman collected six saves for MIT. Emily Fiskio made 12 stops for the Lyons.
The next game for MIT will be on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 1:00 p.m. when it travels to Mount Holyoke College.