Women's Soccer Ties No. 15 Springfield, 0-0

Junior Andrea Park
Junior Andrea Park

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Facing nationally-ranked No. 15 Springfield College, the MIT women's soccer registered a 0-0 tie in a NEWMAC game on Saturday. The Engineers, ranked No. 9 in the NSCAA New England coaches poll, saw their record move to 5-1-2 overall and 0-0-2 in league play, while the Pride's ledger shifted to 4-2-1 on the year and 1-0-1 in the NEWMAC.

The best first-half scoring opportunity was in the 21st minute courtesy of MIT junior Andrea Park (Irvine, Calif.). She unleashed a rising shot four 25 yards away that forced Springfield goalie Erin Greenstein to dive and knock the ball over the cross bar.

In the second stanza Katie Mantie nearly ended the deadlock on identical plays in the 54th and 84th minutes. She broke through the Engineers' defense but her one-on-one attempts bounced off junior Meghan Wright's (Devon, Pa.) fingertips. The defensive battle continued into the extra sessions as MIT registered the lone shot in 20 minutes of action.

Wright finished the game with six saves while Greenstein made five stops.

The Engineers continue NEWMAC play on Saturday, Oct. 1 when they host Smith College.