Women's Soccer Shuts Out Tufts, 1-0

Senior Lauren Ullmann
Senior Lauren Ullmann

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 1, Tufts University 0

- Records: MIT (7-3-0), Tufts (3-1-3)

- Location: Somerville, Mass. (Kraft Field)

- The Lead: MIT women's soccer junior Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) registered her team-leading sixth goal of the season off a free kick by freshman Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.) in the 61st minute as the Engineers earned a 1-0 victory over Tufts University on Tuesday afternoon at Kraft Field.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The game was scoreless through the first half until Reilly's free kick found the foot of Struckman at the 60:24 mark of the contest. For Reilly it was her first assist of the season as she currently ranks third on the team with nine points in 2016.

- Tufts upped its pressure after being down 1-0 late in the contest as the Jumbos registered three shots in less than a minute span. Sophomore Lena Chang put back-to-back shots towards net including one that was stopped by keeper Lauren Ullmann (Princeton, N.J.) to leave MIT on top.

- Ullmann came up big for the Engineers one more time about 50-seconds later as senior Alexa Pius lined up a shot off a corner kick, but the senior stood strong in between the pipes keeping Tufts off the scoreboard.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Both teams stats in the game this afternoon were nearly even as Tufts held a slim 12-10 advantage in shots and corner kicks were knotted at five apiece.

- Ullmann registered six saves and her third shutout of the season as her ledger moves to 7-3-0 this year. For tufts, sophomore Emily Bowers fell to 3-1-3 with her one save in net today.

- MIT earned its second ever win over Tufts and first since 2013 as the all-time series now sits at 2-3-0, which dates back to 2011. The Jumbos are currently ranked fifth in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) New England Division III Coaches poll.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns home for its next match as the Engineers will take on Bowdoin College on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. in non-conference action, while Tufts opens its October schedule on Saturday the 1st with a NESCAC contest against Amherst College beginning at noon.

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