Balanced Attack Leads No. 16 Women's Soccer to 7-0 Road Win at Salem State

Balanced Attack Leads No. 16 Women's Soccer to 7-0 Road Win at Salem State

THE BASICS:

Scores: No. 16 MIT 7, Salem State University 0

Records: No. 16 MIT (6-1-1), Salem State University (1-4-0) 

Location: Salem, Mass. (Alumni Field)

The Lead: Seven different student-athletes scored tonight as the No. 16 ranked MIT women's soccer team extended its winning streak to six games and its shutout streak to four games with a 7-0 non-conference win on the road at Salem State University this evening. 

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 3rd minute (2:39) – MIT junior forward Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.) registered her sixth goal of the season after she dribbled past a defender and drilled the ball into the back left corner of the net. The play was set up by classmate Sophia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) early in the match. 

- 26th minute (25:52) – The Engineers extended their lead to 2-0 midway through the opening stanza, after junior Allie Werner (Tyler, Texas) lined the ball past the outstretched hands of the diving Salem State keeper. Werner took the ball on a short pass at the top of the box from classmate Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) for her second goal of the year.

- 30th minute (29:03) – MIT sophomore Kiara Wahnschafft (Winchester, Mass.) finished a great cross via junior Chessa Hoekstra (Portland, Maine) for the 3-0 advantage before the break and her second goal of the campaign. 

- 51st minute (50:23) – Berzolla tallied her second goal of the year when the Salem State defense turned the ball over and she ripped a shot from the top of the box off the goalkeeper's hand for the 4-0 lead.

- 54th minute (53:25) – Berzolla lined up for the corner kick and sophomore defender Sarah Moseson (Morristown, N.J.) headed it off the post and into the net for her first goal of 2018.

- 69th minute (68:48) – Struckman matched Reilly's effort as she put home her sixth goal of the season late in the match. Struckman took a short pass from freshman Jessica Sonner (Naperville, Ill.), turned and lined the ball over the goalie's hands. 

- 90th minute (89:42) – Freshman Anna Weinstein (Greenwood Village, Colo.) finished off the scoring for MIT as she tallied her second goal of the year on a great through ball from freshman Karenna Groff (Weston, Mass.)

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: 

- MIT had seven different student-athletes score goals in tonight's 7-0 victory. It also marked the third time this season that the Engineers have won a game by a 7-0 final score.

- Berzolla finished the night with four points for MIT with one goal and two assists.

- MIT keeper Lily Mueller (Lakeville, Minn.) did not have to make a save over the opening 45 minutes of action, but her record improved to 6-1-1 and hasn't allowed a goal over the last 293:58 minutes in between the pipes. She teamed up with Riley Terando (Folsom, Calif.), who made three save in the second half, to guide the Engineers to their fifth shutout of the year. 

- The Engineers outshot the host Vikings, 27-3, and held an 11-0 advantage in corner kicks.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday when the Engineers travel to Smith College for a 2:00 pm road match.

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