Oct. 9, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Josh Campoverde, Tristan Kooistra and James Zorich all scored second half goals and Tom Caldwell picked up his first shut out of the season on Monday afternoon, as MIT (4-7-0) defeated Wentworth Institute of Technology (7-2-1), 3-0. The Engineers continued their run of success against the Leopards, now holding a 9-3 record in the overall series.
The victory ended an uncharacteristic six game losing streak for MIT.
The first half was mainly a midfield battle, with each team struggling to find its shooting boots. The period saw just three shots - two for the Leopards and one for the Engineers.
However, the second stanza was a much different story, as both squads came out firing on all cylinders. It was Tech which took advantage of its chances, opening the scoring in the 48th minute through Campoverde. The junior forward took a brilliant pass from captain Ryan Sheffler in alone on Wentworth keeper Brad Loew, sliding the ball under the net-minder for the eventual game-winner. It was the second game winning goal of Campoverde's collegiate career as well as his second of the season.
Sophomore forward Tristan Kooistra extended the lead to 2-0 in the 70th minute with his first collegiate goal. The Campobello, S.C. native was quickest to react after a scramble in front of the net, smashing home from six yards out.
Sophomore keeper Tom Caldwell made three saves, including a spectacular diving stop early in the second half, en route to his first shut out of the season. He had three clean sheets last year. Loew took the loss for the Leopards, recording one save before making way for Mike Gregory, who didn't face a shot.
MIT continues it's five game home stand on Saturday, Oct. 14, when it welcomes New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference foe Babson in a match that is slated for a 10:00 a.m. kickoff. Wentworth travels to Curry on Thursday, Oct. 12. That match will begin at 6:00 p.m.