Men's Soccer Shuts Out Wentworth, 2-0, In Non-Conference Action

Courtesy of David Silverman Photography
Courtesy of David Silverman Photography

THE BASICS: 

- Score: MIT 2, Wentworth Institute of Technology 0

- Records: MIT (3-1-2), Wentworth Institute of Technology (4-4-0) 

- Location: Boston, Mass. (Sweeney Field)

- The Lead: Behind a pair of goals from freshman Loukas Carayannopoulos (Westfield, N.J.), the MIT men's soccer team earned a 2-0 shutout win against Wentworth Institute of Technology on Wednesday evening in Boston.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The Engineers got the scoring started early in this one as Carayannopoulos found the back of the net 6:05 into the contest. Carayannopoulos took the ball from junior Anthony Badea (Irvine, Calif.) and tucked a long shot inside the right post for the 1-0 advantage.

- About 17 minutes later, Caryannopoulos fired a shot into the upper right corner of the net from about 20 yards out for his second goal of the game at the 23:38 mark. The freshman now has five goals through six games, which ranks first on the team and third in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) this fall.

- Less than a minute later, Wentworth nearly cut the deficit in half when Nathan Gosselin rocketed his shot off the post but the hosts couldn't catch a break and find a goal. Early in the second half, the Leopards made MIT keeper Jeremy Cowham (Quincy, Mass.) make three saves in three minutes as he kept Wentworth off the board to give the Engineers the 2-0 shutout road win tonight.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: 

- Cowham made six saves to improve to 3-1-2 and bring home his second shutout of the season for the Engineers, while Matthew Sekerak fell to 2-2-0- as he stopped the ball six times on eight shots for the Leopards.

- The statistics for both teams were nearly identical tonight as MIT held a slim 17-16 advantage in shots, Wentworth took two corner kicks to MIT's one and both teams made six saves.

- In the all-time series with Wentworth, which dates back to 1995, MIT leads 15-6-1 and the Engineers earned their first win against the Leopards since 2013.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns home for a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match against WPI on Saturday at 12:00 p.m., while Wentworth welcomes Gordon College to its campus for a CCC battle the same day at 3:00 p.m.