CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the first time in their season series history, MIT and Newbury College ended their match in a tie as the Engineers and Nighthawks played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon at Jack Barry Field. Newbury junior Emmitt Dixon (Providence, R.I.) netted the game's first goal at 54:11 before MIT junior Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) evened the score on a penalty kick at 63:00. Following Bingham's strike, both teams desperately tried to score the go-ahead strike, but were unsuccessful.
After a scoreless first half, Nixon put the visitors on the board following a free kick by sophomore Alex Davis (Gloucester, Mass.) who fired a shot toward MIT's goal that was deflected by junior goalkeeper Jake Amereno (Commack, N.Y.). Nixon pounced on the loose ball and fired home his initial marker of the season to provide the Nighthawks with a 1-0 lead.
MIT tried to respond with back-to-back corner kicks, but eventually found the back of the net on a penalty shot by Bingham after a Newbury foul in the box. Following Bingham's fifth marker of the season was recorded, the Engineers attempted to extend their lead on corner kicks, along with a header in the box by freshman Joshua Wilson (West Chester, Pa.) at 86:08 that was denied by Newbury junior goalkeeper Woodjerry Dieudonne (Dorchester, Mass.).
Tech recorded four shots in the first overtime period, including three in the first minute by Bingham, junior Austin Freel (San Diego, Calif.) and freshman Nikolas Albarran (Buffalo, N.Y.), but two of the attempts were stopped by the Nighthawks defense. Newbury's only shot in overtime occurred in the second overtime period as senior Rodriguez Pierre (Somerville, Mass.) directed a short from outside the box that was deflected out of play by senior Andrew Young (Livingston, N.J.).
MIT outshot Newbury, 26-9, and held an advantage in corners, 12-2. Dieudonne recorded a season-best nine stops, while Amereno turned away three shots.
Tech returns to action on Wednesday, September 17 when they host Roger Williams University for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff, while Newbury travels to Colby-Sawyer College tomorrow for a 7:00 p.m. start.