No. 18 Women's Soccer Picks Up Non-Conference Win at Roger Williams

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THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 18 MIT 6, Roger Williams University 0

- Records: No. 18 MIT (3-1-1); Roger Williams University (1-4-0)

- Location: Bristol, R.I. (Bayside Field)

- The Lead: MIT women's soccer, which rose two spots to No. 18 in this week's United Soccer Coaches Division III National Poll, continued its scoring outburst as the Engineers topped Roger Williams, 6-0, in a non-conference match this afternoon on the road.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- MIT used six different goal scorers and put the match away early on as the Engineers registered four goals over the opening 25 minutes of action. MIT's first two goals came just 27-seconds apart in the sixth minute. The opening goal was scored by senior Chessa Hoekstra (Portland, Maine), while the second came from senior Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.) off a feed by classmate Sophia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.).

- About 12 minutes later, senior Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) notched her third goal of the season and prior to the break, Struckman finished a pass from Reilly for the 4-0 lead at halftime.

- MIT added two more goals in the second half making the final score 6-0. Sophomore Karenna Groff (Weston, Mass.) rocketed a shot into the left side of the net off a turnover by the Hawks inside the box for MIT's fifth goal in the 58th minute. Then, with 20 minutes left to play, MIT executed a corner kick to perfection as Allie Werner's (Tyler, Texas) kick was headed by junior Maya Nielan (Danville, Calif.) and finished by classmate Sarah Moseson (Morristown, N.J.).

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- MIT's offense tallied 30 shots in today's contest and the Engineers defense held Roger Williams to one shot over 90 minutes of action. MIT also took seven corner kicks compared to one that awarded to the hosts.

- MIT first-year keeper Ava Gillikin (Flemington, N.J.) picked up her third win of the season as she made one save over the opening 45 minutes of action. Classmate Lauren Castle (Ridgefield, Conn.) came on in relief in the second half but did not have to record a save. 

- The Engineers received multi-point games from Struckman and Groff as both recorded one goal and one assist in the effort today.

- MIT has recorded at least four goals in each of the matches that they have won this fall and with the win today, the Engineers improved to 6-1-3 in the all-time series which dates back to 2011. MIT has not conceded a goal to Roger Williams in each of the past four meetings between the clubs.

UP NEXT: 

- MIT heads across Cambridge for a non-league matchup at Lesley University on Saturday, September 14 at 6:30 pm.

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