No. 15 MIT Falls To Tufts, 4-0

Senior Michelle Battipaglia
Senior Michelle Battipaglia

MEDFORD, Mass. – Four different members of the Tufts University women's soccer team scored one goal, while freshman Mariah Harvey-Brown (Mill Valley, Calif.) registered two assists as the Jumbos defeated MIT, 4-0, in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon at Kraft Field. MIT and Tufts both finished with 12 shots, but the Jumbos held an advantage in corners, eight to two.

Tufts capitalized on its initial shot of the match when sophomore Jess Capone (Schenectady, N.Y.) fired home a pass from senior Alex Farris (Arlington, Mass.) for her first marker of the season at 8:50. MIT tried to respond with back-to-back shots from senior co-captain Michelle Battipaglia (Katonah, N.Y.) and sophomore Anna Zukowski (Ridgefield, Conn.), but neither attempt was successful.

Senior Catharine Greer (Rye, N.Y.) doubled the Jumbos' advantage at 23:30 by heading in a pass from classmate Carla Kruyff (Boca Raton, Fla.), which provided the hosts with a two-goal lead at the break. Tufts extended its lead with two more goals in the second half as junior Allie Weiller and sophomore Sarah Pykkonen (Boulder, Colo.) each found the back of the net at 51:11 and 85:54 to secure the win.

Battipaglia led the Engineers with four shots, including one attempt on net, while senior co-captain Ambika Krishnamachar (Darrien, Conn.) finished with three shots, two on net. Krischnamachar had two consecutive chances following Tufts' third marker to put the Engineers on the board, but her first attempt sailed high above the goal, while the second shot was stopped by sophomore goalkeeper Eileen McGarry (Bolton, Mass.).

Tech will look to bounce back on Friday, September 12 when they host Lesley University at 7:00 p.m. at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium. Tufts returns to action on Saturday, September 13 when they head to Colby College for 12:30 p.m. kickoff.