Apostol's Hat Trick Sends No. 23 MIT Over Roger Williams, 7-0

Apostol's Hat Trick Sends No. 23 MIT Over Roger Williams, 7-0

THE BASICS:

Score: No. 23 MIT 7, Roger Williams University 0

Records: No. 23 MIT (4-1-1), Roger Williams University (1-5-0)

Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium)

The Lead: Four goals in a span of 8:31 in the first half, three of which came from senior Amy Apostol (Los Gatos, Calif.) gave the No. 23 MIT women's soccer team a 7-0 non-conference victory over Roger Williams University on Tuesday afternoon in Cambridge.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 8th minute (7:04) - Apostol netted her first goal of the season off a turnover by the Roger Williams goalkeeper. The senior picked up the ball at the five-yard line and tapped it into the back right corner of the net. 

- 9th minute (8:10) - Apostol scored her second goal after taking the ball off a throw-in by sophomore Maya Nielan (Danville, Calif.)

- 9th minute (8:54) - Apostol tallied her third goal in less than two minutes after scoring on a defensive miscue by the Hawks. 

- 16th minute (15:35) - Junior Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.) registered her third goal of the campaign after putting home an excellent cross via classmate Chessa Hoekstra (Portland, Maine)

- 69th minute (68:06) - Reilly notched her second goal of the game in exactly the same fashion as her goal in the opening stanza.

- 78th minute (77:13) - Sophomore Kiara Wahnschafft (Winchester, Mass.) tallied her first goal of the season when classmate Brittany Sacks (Calabasas, Calif.) passed the ball to her at the top of the box after it deflected off a defender.

- 83rd minute (82:54) - Sacks gave MIT a 7-0 lead with her first goal of the season after she buried the ball into the back of the net off passes via Wahnschafft and freshman Anna Weinstein (Greenwood Village, Colo.)

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Apostol, whose hat trick came in a span of 1:50, is the seventh fastest student-athlete in NCAA Division III women's soccer history to score three consecutive goals. Apostol's hat trick also marked her first three goals of the season for the senior and her first collegiate hat trick.

- MIT keeper Lily Mueller (Lakeville, Minn.) did not make a save in the opening half, however, she improved to 4-1-1 for the Engineers after playing the first 45 minutes of the match. Sophomore Riley Terando (Folsom, Calif.) made one save in relief for the Engineers. Roger Williams goalie Morgan Strassburg fell to 1-3 after she made five stops between the pipes for the visitors. 

- The Engineers are now 5-1-2 all-time against Roger Williams in the series which dates back to 2011.

- Over MIT's four-game winning streak, the Engineers have outscored their opponents by a 21-1 margin that also features a pair of 7-0 victories.,

UP NEXT:

- MIT opens New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday when the Engineers travel to Wheaton College for a match slated to start at 1:00 p.m.

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