2014 MIT Women's Soccer News

November 25, 2014
Three Engineers Selected to play in NEWISA Senior Bowl
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Michelle Battipaglia (Katonah, N.Y.), Elena Gianotas (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.) and Ambika Krishnamachar (Darien, Conn.) were selected to participate in the 2014 New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Senior Bowl on Saturday, December 7, at Merrimack College.

November 16, 2014
Late Goal Lifts Roger Williams Past. No. 24 MIT in NCAA Second Round Match
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Roger Williams University junior Haley Carignan (Scarborough, Maine) netted the game-winning goal at 101:27 in the second overtime period to lift the Hawks past No. 24 MIT, 1-0, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament on Sunday afternoon at Roberts Field and Steinbrenner Stadium.

November 15, 2014
Team Effort Lifts No. 24 MIT Past Colby-Sawyer in NCAA First Round
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three different players located the back of the Colby-Sawyer College net as the No. 24 MIT women's soccer team earned a 3-1 victory over the Chargers in the 2014 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium.

November 12, 2014
No. 24 Women's Soccer Receives NEWMAC All-Conference Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Four members of the No. 24 MIT women's soccer collected New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference honors, as announced by the league on Wednesday.

November 10, 2014
No. 21 MIT Women's Soccer Receives At-Large Bid To NCAA Tournament
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the fourth consecutive season, the MIT women's soccer team will be competing in the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament after receiving an at-large bid on Monday afternoon.

November 8, 2014
No. 21 MIT Falls To Wheaton, 2-0, in NEWMAC Semifinals
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Wheaton College junior Julia Cipriano (Middlebury, Conn.) and freshman Carly Costello (Holyoke, Mass.) each located the back of the net twice as the Lyons defeated MIT, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) semifinal play.

November 4, 2014
NEWMAC Announces Fall Academic All-Conference Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 71 athletes represented MIT on the 2014 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Fall Academic All-Conference Team. Criteria includes a minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale, achieving second year academic status at his or her institution, and being a member of a varsity team for the entire season.

November 4, 2014
Olivia Struckman Tabbed ECAC Rookie of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After being named New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, freshman Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rookie of the Week.

November 4, 2014
Julia Goupil Named ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After being named New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defender of the Week on Monday, freshman Julia Goupil (Los Altos, Calif.) was tabbed Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Co-Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon.

November 3, 2014
Olivia Struckman Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After netting a pair and assisting on two goals, freshman Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) earned her initial New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Player of the Week, as announced on Monday.

November 3, 2014
Julia Goupil Named NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the first time in her career, freshman Julia Goupil (Los Altos, Calif.) was named New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Player of the Week, as announced on Monday.

November 1, 2014
No. 20 MIT Tops U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 3-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second time this season, freshman Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) netted a pair of goals as the No. 20 MIT women's soccer team wrapped up their regular season with a 3-0 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Saturday afternoon at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.

October 30, 2014
Lydon Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Emily Lydon (Scituate, Mass.) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District men's soccer team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.

October 28, 2014
No. 20 MIT Upends Emerson, 3-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Ambika Krishnamachar (Darrien, Conn.) recorded a season-high two goals, while freshman Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) registered a career and season-best two assists as the No. 20 MIT women's soccer team defeated Emerson College, 3-0, on Tuesday afternoon at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.

October 27, 2014
Ambika Krishnamachar Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After helping the MIT women’s soccer team claim back-to-back wins against Babson College and Salem State University last week, senior Ambika Krishnamachar (Darrien, Conn.) was selected as this week’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Player of the Week, as announced on Monday afternoon.

October 25, 2014
Strong Second Half Leads Engineers Past Babson, 3-0
BABSON PARK, Mass. – Seniors Michelle Battipaglia (Katonah, N.Y.) and Ambika Krishnamachar (Darien, Conn.) generated all of MIT’s second-half scoring in a 3-0 win over Babson College in a NEWMAC women’s soccer game on Saturday. Battipaglia posted two goals while Krishnamachar accounted for one goal and an assist as the Engineers (12-3-2, 7-0-1) recorded their first regular season victory at Babson since the 2001 season and matched the program’s longest winning streak at eight games.

October 21, 2014
No. 23 MIT Tops Salem State In Non-Conference Play, 3-0
SALEM, Mass. – Three different players located the back of the Salem State University net on Tuesday afternoon as the No. 23 MIT women’s soccer team defeated the Vikings, 3-0, in non-conference play.

October 18, 2014
Engineers Blank Smith, 2-0, In Women's Soccer
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Morgan Moroi (New Albany, Ohio) and freshman Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) each located the back of the Smith College net as MIT defeated the Pioneers, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.

October 14, 2014
Second Half Surge Lifts MIT Past Wellesley, 3-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three different MIT players located the back of the Wellesley College net in the second half of Tuesday’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletics Conference (NEWMAC) match as the Engineers defeated the Blue, 3-0, at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium.

October 11, 2014
MIT Rallies To Beat Clark, 2-1 (OT)
WORCESTER, Mass. – Freshman Nicole Miko (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) registered her first goal of the season at 98:58 in overtime following a feed from junior Morgan Morori (New Albany, Ohio) as the Engineers rallied to defeat Clark University, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.

October 7, 2014
Second Half Goal Propels MIT Past Wheaton, 3-2
NORTON, Mass. – MIT senior Ambika Krishnamachar (Darrien, Conn.) netted the go-ahead goal midway through the second half, which proved to be the difference as the Engineers defeated Wheaton College, 3-2, in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Tuesday afternoon at Mirrione Stadium.

October 4, 2014
Team Effort Lifts MIT Past Mount Holyoke College, 4-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Four different players located the back of the Mount Holyoke College net as the Engineers cruised to a 4-0 victory against the Lyons on Saturday afternoon at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play

September 29, 2014
Morgan Moroi Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – For the first time in her career, MIT junior Morgan Moroi (New Albany, Ohio) was named New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.

September 27, 2014
MIT Tops Springfield, 2-1
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Junior Morgan Moroi (New Albany, Ohio) recorded one goal and one assist as MIT claimed their first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory with a 2-1 win over Springfield College on Saturday afternoon.

September 20, 2014
MIT Draws A 1-1 Tie With WPI In NEWMAC Opener
WORCESTER, Mass. – Freshman Olivia Struckman‘s (Scottsdale, Ariz.) goal in the 74th minute helped MIT overcome a one-goal deficit mid-way through the second half and secure a 1-1 double-overtime tie with WPI in both teams’ New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opener on Saturday morning at Alumni Stadium. Struckman recorded her fourth strike of the season following a cross from senior Ambika Krishnamachar (Darrien, Conn.) on the left side of the field.

September 16, 2014
MIT, Roger Williams Play To A 1-1 Tie
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row, MIT and Roger Williams University concluded their match in 1-1 tie on Tuesday afternoon at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium. MIT junior Morgan Moroi (New Albany, Ohio) netted her initial goal of the season at 3:29 following a pass from senior Ashley Peter (Manhasset, N.Y.) before Roger Williams countered with a strike by junior Haley Carignan (Scarborough, Maine) roughly six minutes later.

September 14, 2014
Double-Overtime Goal Lifts No. 9 Williams Past. No 15 MIT, 3-2
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Williams College sophomore Audrey Thomas (Bellevue, Wash.) netted two goals, including the game-winner in double-overtime at 108:31 as the No. 9 Ephs defeated No. 15 MIT, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon at Cole Field. Thomas located the back of the Engineers’ goal on her team’s ninth shot of the second overtime period following a pass from junior Mai Mitsuyama.

September 12, 2014
Late Goal Lifts Lesley Past No. 15 MIT, 2-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University senior Hannah Landerholm’s (Edmonds, Wash.) header at 74:03 in the second half provided the visitor’s with the lead for good as the Lynx claimed a 2-1 non-conference win over No. 15 MIT on Friday evening at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium. The victory marks the first time Lesley has defeated MIT since their series commenced in 2010. MIT and Lesley have concluded their last two matches in ties, while Tech’s last victory against the Lynx came in 2011.

September 10, 2014
No. 15 MIT Falls To Tufts, 4-0
MEDFORD, Mass. – Four different members of the Tufts University women’s soccer team scored one goal, while freshman Mariah Harvey-Brown (Mill Valley, Calif.) registered two assists as the Jumbos defeated MIT, 4-0, in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon at Kraft Field. MIT and Tufts both finished with 12 shots, but the Jumbos held an advantage in corners, eight to two.

September 7, 2014
No. 25 MIT Tops Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 1-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third time this season, MIT’s women soccer team, which ranked 25th in the nation and third in the region in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll, earned a one-goal victory as the Engineers defeated Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 1-0, on Sunday morning at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium. The Engineers and Athena’s were originally scheduled to face-off on Saturday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m., but due to inclement weather the game was postponed to this morning.

September 2, 2014
Lauren Ullmann Named NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Ullmann (Princeton, N.J.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon. This is the second time in Ullmann’s career that she received this particular honor.

September 2, 2014
Second Half Surge Lifts #25 MIT Past Worcester State
WORCESTER, Mass. – MIT’s women’s soccer team, ranked 25th in the nation and third in the region in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll, received three second half goals from senior co-captain Ambika Krishnamachar (Darrien, Conn.) and freshmen Julia Goupil (Los Altos, Calif.) and Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) to secure a 4-0 non-conference win against Worcester State University on Tuesday evening.

August 30, 2014
MIT Women's Soccer Sneaks Past RPI, 1-0 (2OT)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Jennifer Ibanez (West Windsor, N.J.) scored the game’s lone goal with 5:04 remaining in the second overtime period to provide MIT’s women’s soccer team with a 1-0 a non-conference victory against RPI on Saturday afternoon at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium.

August 29, 2014
MIT Women's Soccer Tops Brandeis In Season-Opener
WALTHAM, Mass. – Freshman Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) netted the game’s lone goal – her first as a member of MIT’s women’s soccer team at 12:20 in the opening session that provided the Engineers with a 1-0 non-conference season opening victory against Brandeis University on Friday evening.

August 26, 2014
Women's Soccer First In Preseason NEWMAC Poll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s women’s soccer team received the top spot in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) preseason coaches poll, as announced on Monday.

July 30, 2014
Women's Soccer Announces 2014-15 Freshman Class
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nine incoming freshmen will be added to the roster of the MIT women’s soccer team this fall, as announced by head coach Martin Desmarais. The Engineers are coming off a 13-2-6 campaign in 2013 and earned a share of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season crown for the second consecutive season.