Men's Soccer Picks Up 3-0 NEWMAC Win Over Coast Guard

Men's Soccer Picks Up 3-0 NEWMAC Win Over Coast Guard

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 3, U.S. Coast Guard Academy 0

- Records: MIT (6-6-2, 1-3-2 NEWMAC); U.S. Coast Guard Academy (5-8-3, 1-4-1 NEWMAC)

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

- The Lead: The MIT men's soccer team remained in contention for a berth in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) postseason tournament tonight with a 3-0 win over Coast Guard in Cambridge.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 19th minute (18:58): MIT 1, Coast Guard 0 - MIT freshman Sebastian Simon (Detroit, Mich.) registered his first collegiate goal as he finished a great through ball from sophomore Jack Snowdon (Lorton, Va.) at the top of the box.

- 69th minute (68:48): MIT 2, Coast Guard 0 - Sophomore Loukas Carayannopoulos (Westfield, N.J.) launched the ball from 30 yards out into the top left corner off a short pass via classmate Carlos Hernandez (Weston, Fla.)

- 84th minute (83:50): MIT 3, Coast Guard 0 - Simon extended MIT's lead to 3-0 after he finished a pass from junior Isaac Perper (Tiburon, Calif.) inside the box for his second goal of the match. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- MIT outshot Coast Guard, 12-10, and held a 5-0 advantage in corner kicks.

- In his return to the pitch, MIT keeper Jeremy Cowham (Quincy, Mass.) picked up the win (4-3-1) with four saves. He also registered his fourth shutout of the fall. Coast Guard keeper Dakota Harich (3-6-2) made two saves in the effort for the Bears. 

- Tonight, MIT picked up its first NEWMAC win of the year which keeps the Engineers in contention for a playoff berth at the end of next week. They will need to win next week against Emerson and need some help from the rest of the conference if they want to be a part of the NEWMAC playoffs for the 20th time in program history come November.

- The two MIT goal scorers, Simon and Carayannopoulos, both tallied their first goals of the season, while Simon became the third student-athlete this year to score two goals in a single game.

- MIT picked up its first win against Coast Guard since 2015 tonight as last year's match ended in a 0-0 double OT tie and the 2016 match saw the Bears defeat the Engineers at home, 1-0.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will play its final road match of the regular season on Wednesday, October 24 when the Engineers head to Worcester State University for a 7:00 pm non-conference match.

STAY CONNECTED:

- For the latest on MIT Athletics, follow the Engineers via social media on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.