- Score: No. 25 MIT 3, Emerson College 0
- Records: MIT (14-2-3, 9-0-1 NEWMAC); Emerson College (10-6-1, 6-3-1 NEWMAC)
- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium)
- The Lead: The MIT women's soccer team earned its ninth conference win of the season as the No. 25 Engineers topped Emerson College, 3-0, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Friday night in Cambridge.
Prior to the start of today's match the Engineers honored their six seniors including Lily Mueller (Lakeville, Minn.), Amy Apostol (Los Gatos, Calif.), Shannon Miller (Pittsford, N.Y.), Allie Hrabchak (Princeton, N.J.), Hailey Nichols (Boulder, Colo.) and Sarah DiIorio (Scotch Plains, N.J.) for their contributions towards the MIT women's soccer program.
At the conclusion of the match, the women's soccer team honored head coach Martin Desmarais for earning the 150th win of his coaching career.
- 18th minute (17:45): MIT 1, Emerson – After a scramble in front of the box off a long free kick, DiIorio found the head of Nichols, who sent the ball into the top right corner of the net for the early lead.
- 26th minute (25:09): MIT 2, Emerson 0 – MIT took the 2-0 lead on an own goal as Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.) attempted to cross the ball to Apostol, but it deflected off of an Emerson defender and into the net.
- 75th minute (74:49): MIT 3, Emerson 0 – Maya Nielan (Danville, Calif.)extended MIT's lead to 3-0 after she put back a saved shot by Emerson keeper Sophia Giordano. Junior Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) initiated the attempt before Nichols roped a shot that was saved by Giordano.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- MIT outshot Emerson by a 19-8 margin (13-5 on goal) and held a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.
- Mueller improved to 14-2-3 for the Engineers and picked up her sixth straight shutout with five saves in net for MIT tonight, while Giordano stopped the ball ten times for the visiting Lions.
- This year marks the second straight season and third time in the past five seasons in which MIT has gone 9-0-1 in conference play. Going back to 2012, the Engineers have gone 59-5-5 in NEWMAC matches.
- MIT is now 12-1-0 against Emerson College in the all-time series which dates back to 1999 and has won the previous eight matchups dating back to 2006.
- MIT will await the winner of the No. 4/No. 5 NEWMAC quarterfinal match for NEWMAC semifinal contest in Cambridge slated for Thursday, November 1 at a time to be determined later.
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