Tufts Edges Out MIT Women's Soccer in Overtime, 1-0

Senior Emily Kuo
Senior Emily Kuo

SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Having gone scoreless the entire 90 minutes, the MIT vs. Tufts women's soccer game on Wednesday went into overtime, where Tufts junior Amanda Neveu scored the game-ending goal with five minutes remaining on the clock. The Engineers fell to 3-2 for the year, while the Jumbos are now at 1-1.

In the first half, MIT took seven shots at the goal and four of them were saved by Tufts' junior goalkeeper, Kristen Wright, including two shots by sophomore Michelle Battipaglia (Katonah, N.Y.). Sophomore Ambika Krishnamachar (Darien, Conn.) had a good chance of making a goal when she headed the ball at the net, but it hit off the crossbar. Senior goalie Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) only needed to make one save in the first half.

In the second period, the Cardinal and Gray made four more attempts at the goal but only one by Krishnamachar needed to be saved by Tufts' Wright. MIT's Wright made two saves and the score remained tied at 0-0 at the end of the second half. In the 95th minute of play, Neveu picked up a loose ball after a cross and buried it in the net, ending the game.

The Engineers out-shot the Jumbos the entire game, 7-5 in the first half and 7-4 in the second, with senior Emily Kuo (Chicago, Ill.) accounting for six of them throughout the entire game.

MIT returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 15 when they host Babson at 4:00 p.m., while Tufts will travel to Wesleyan earlier that same day.