MIT and Tufts Tie, 1-1, in Men's Soccer

MIT and Tufts Tie, 1-1, in Men's Soccer

Sept. 15, 2004

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - For the second year in a row, MIT and Tufts University battled to a 1-1 double-overtime tie in men's soccer on Wednesday afternoon. The Engineers' and the Jumbos' records now stand at 1-0-1 on the season.

Tech controlled possession of the ball for most of the first half, eventually getting on the scoreboard in the 31st minute. A yellow card issued to Tufts resulted in a free kick taken by Dan Griffith. His 40-yard pass was headed in by Robert Pilawa for the goal.

In the second half, MIT continued to dominate on the offensive end, out-shooting the Jumbos, 8-2. However, Tufts mounted an attack of its own and tied the game on a goal by Mike Guigli with 1:55 remaining in regulation. Both squads had several opportunities to win the game in overtime, but outstanding defensive play maintained the deadlock.

In the goal for MIT, Morgan Mills collected three saves. For the Jumbos, Matt Sullivan had three saves in the first half while Scott Conroy finished the game with nine saves.

The next game for MIT will be on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1:00 p.m. when it hosts NEWMAC foe U.S. Coast Guard Academy.