SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Junior Morgan Moroi (New Albany, Ohio) recorded one goal and one assist as MIT claimed their first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory with a 2-1 win over Springfield College on Saturday afternoon. MIT, which improves to 5-3-2 overall and 1-0-1 in conference play, earns their first victory against the Pride since defeating them in the NEWMAC Championship in 2009, while Springfield, which is currently ranked seventh in New England, falls to 4-2-1 and 1-1.
MIT outshot Springfield, 14-9, while the Pride held an advantage in corners, 4-2. Sophomore Lauren Ullmann (Princeton, N.J.) turned away three shots and Springfield senior goalkeeper Lucy Gillett (Rockville, N.Y.) recorded five saves.
Following a scoreless first half, MIT netted the game's first goal when Moroi connected with freshman Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.), who netted her fifth goal of the season at 65:14. Moroi would locate the back of the net roughly seven minutes later as she fired home her second goal of the season following a pass from classmate Zara Perumal (Poway, Calif.).
Springfield sliced the deficit at 82:02 as junior Nicole Fowler (Maynard, Mass.) scored following a feed from classmate Jessica Miller (Southbury, Conn.). After Fowler's goal, Springfield tried to even the score at 87:46 when Fowler directed a shot toward the MIT cage that sailed wide.
Both teams return to action next week as MIT hosts Mount Holyoke College on Saturday, October 4 for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff, while Springfield entertains Williams College on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.