Men's Soccer Shuts Down Bridgewater State in Non-Conference Matchup, 3-0

Men's Soccer Shuts Down Bridgewater State in Non-Conference Matchup, 3-0

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 3, Bridgewater State University 0 

- Records: MIT (5-5-2); Bridgewater State University (6-6-0)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium) 

- The Lead: Two goals over the opening 11 minutes of the match were all that MIT needed tonight as the Engineers topped Bridgewater State University, 3-0, in a non-conference contest tonight in Cambridge.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 4th minute (3:58): MIT 1, Bridgewater State 0 - Freshman Peter Novoa (Omaha, Neb.) put MIT on the board early in the match after he headed the ball into the corner of the net off a corner kick from senior captain Wesley Woo (Palo Alto, Calif.)

- 11th minute (10:50): MIT 2, Bridgewater State 0 - Senior captain Garrett Souza (Chino Hills, Calif.) doubled MIT's lead less than seven minutes later when he ripped a shot from the 22-yard line into the right side of the net. 

- 77th minute (76:59): MIT 3, Bridgewater State - Woo capped his night with a penalty kick goal that gave the Engineers a 3-0 lead. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Novoa's goal in the fourth minute marked the first of his collegiate career. Prior to tonight, the freshman tallied a pair of assists which currently ranks first on the team. Souza's goal was also his first of the season for the senior captain.

- The three goals produced by the MIT offense is the largest goal output by the Engineers since September 19 when they scored four goals against Wentworth in a 4-0 win. The three goals scored by MIT tonight also marked the first goals in a game for either team against each other since the two clubs met in the NCAA Tournament in 2015.

- MIT keeper Nicholas Jordan (Glen Allen, Va.) picked up his first collegiate win (1-1-1) and shutout tonight as he made five saves in between the pipes for the Engineers. Nate Morgado (6-6) stopped the ball eight times over the first 79:11 minutes in the losing effort before he was relieved by Michael Da Silva.

- MIT is now 8-3-3 in the all-time series against Bridgewater State.

UP NEXT:

- MIT heads to Clark University for a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match on Saturday beginning at 1:00 pm.

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