Women's Soccer Registers Largest Number of Goals in a Single Match Since 2002 as MIT Dominates Mount Holyoke, 10-2

Women's Soccer Registers Largest Number of Goals in a Single Match Since 2002 as MIT Dominates Mount Holyoke, 10-2


- Score: MIT 10, Mount Holyoke College 2

- Records: MIT (9-1-2, 4-0-0 NEWMAC); Mount Holyoke College (3-7-1, 1-4-0 NEWMAC)

- Location: Northampton, Mass. (Mount Holyoke Soccer Field)

- The Lead: The MIT women's soccer dominated in every phase of the match today as the Engineers topped Mount Holyoke College, 10-2, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Saturday afternoon. Today's ten goals marked the most goals scored by MIT since 2002 and with eight goals in the first stanza broke the program record for most goal in the first half of a match, which was a record that was originally set on September 10, 2002.

Scoring Summary:

- 5th minute (4:26): MIT 1, MHC 0 – Junior Sophia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) gave the Engineers an early 1-0 lead off a feed by senior Allie Hrabchak (Princeton, N.J.).

- 9th minute (8:01): MIT 2, MHC 0 – Junior Allie Werner (Tyler, Texas) registered her third goal of the season to double MIT's advantage.

- 12th minute (11:07): MIT 3, MHC 0 – Senior Hailey Nichols (Boulder, Colo.) headed the ball into the top corner of the net after she received the ball from Amy Apostol (Los Gatos, Calif.).

- 15th minute (14:17): MIT 4, MHC 0 – Struckman gave MIT a 4-0 lead with her second goal in 13:33 when she finished a pass by freshman Karenna Groff (Weston, Mass.).

- 18th minute (17:59): MIT 4, MHC 1 – The hosts got on the board when McKenna Lamb scored off a corner kick by Avia Jacobs.

- 24th minute (23:49): MIT 5, MHC 1 – Struckman notched her first hat trick of the season she took the ball from Groff and lined it passed the outstretched hands of Amanda Manaster.

- 32nd minute (31:42): MIT 6, MHC 1 – Senior Sarah DiIorio (Scotch Plains, N.Y.) tallied her first goal of the year when she finished a pass from junior Chessa Hoekstra (Portland, Maine).

- 36th minute (35:15): MIT 6, MHC 2 – Lamb found the back of the net for the second time for the Lyons on an unassisted strike.

- 43rd minute (42:38): MIT 7, MHC 2 – Hoesktra became the fifth different goal scorer for the Engineers. Hoekstra lined up in front of the net and was given the ball via freshman Emily Larson (Ankeny, Iowa).

- 45th minute (44:24): MIT 8, MHC 2 – DiIorio tallied her second goal of the game after Larson found her driving towards the net.

- 53rd minute (52:59): MIT 9, MHC 2 – MIT upped its advantage to 9-2 when Brittany Sacks (Calabasa, Calif.) tapped in a goal from Groff as she notched her third assist of the game on this goal.

- 75th minute (74:53): MIT 10, MHC 2 –O'Callaghan drove down the right sideline and curled the ball into the back left corner of the net for MIT's tenth goal of the game.


- Today was just the third time in program history in which MIT has scored double-digit goals. MIT put together 12 goals against Emmanuel on October 10, 2002 and ten goals against Pine Manor College on October 17, 1985.

- The Engineers also broke the program record for most goals in the first half of any match with eight this afternoon. The old record was held by that 2002 team in the game mentioned above against Emmanuel. MIT scored seven in that match.

- Struckman registered the first hat trick of her career this afternoon and was joined by Hoekstra (1G, 1A), Sacks (1G, 1A), Groff (3A), DiIorio (2G) and Larson (2A) who all put together multi-point efforts.

- MIT keeper Lily Mueller (Lakeville, Minn.) made a pair of saves over the opening 45-minutes and improved to 9-2-1 this fall. Riley Terando (Folsom, Calif.), who played the first 22:45 of the second stanza did not make a save and Haylee Niemann (Las Vegas, Nev.) stopped the ball once over the final 22:15 in her collegiate debut. Manaster made 11 saves in 69:12 for the Lyons.

- MIT outshot Mount Holyoke 32-6 and held an 11-3 advantage in corner kicks.


- MIT has a quick turnaround as the Engineers will travel to No. 2 Williams College for a match tomorrow at 12:30 pm.


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