MIT Comes From Behind to Earn Double OT Draw at No. 2 Williams

MIT Comes From Behind to Earn Double OT Draw at No. 2 Williams

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 1, No. 2 Williams College 1 (2OT)

- Records: MIT (9-2-2); Williams College (9-0-2)

- Location: Williamstown, Mass. (Cole Field)

- The Lead: The MIT women's soccer team earned a result against No. 2 Williams College for the first time in program history this afternoon as the Engineers drew even with the defending national champions, 1-1, in western Massachusetts.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 2nd minute (1:56): Williams 1, MIT 0 - Sarah Scire gave Williams an early 1-0 lead after Victoria Laino dropped a corner kick into the box from the right side. Scire took the ball off a failed clear from the goal line and shot it into the corner of the net.

- 79th minute (78:33): MIT 1, Williams 1 - MIT junior Sophia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) knotted the game up at one after she took the ball from classmate Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Cailf.), drove through the Ephs backline and fired the ball past the outstretched hands of the Williams keeper. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Williams held a 16-15 edge in shots, which included a 6-2 advantage in the overtime sessions. The Ephs also took eight corner kicks compared to the three that MIT had.

- Struckman's goal marked her 11th of the season, which now leads the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and was also her fourth of the weekend.

- MIT senior keeper Lily Mueller (Lakeville, Minn.) moved to 9-2-2 for the Engineers as she made three saves over 110 minutes. Olivia Barnhill stopped the ball three times for the homestanding Ephs.

- Today marked the first time in program history that MIT earned a result against Williams in the all-time series which dates back to 2014.

- Struckman's goal was the first goal allowed by Williams over the past nine games dating back to September 8.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns home for a NEWMAC match on Tuesday against Wellesley College at 4:00 pm.

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