MIT Tops Women's Soccer, 1-0

Photo by Nina Kenny
Photo by Nina Kenny

NORTON, Mass. - The Wheaton College women's soccer team dropped, 1-0, against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Engineers on Tuesday in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) matchup hosted at Mirrione Stadium.

The Engineers (10-3, 3-1 NEWMAC) earned their lone goal of the game off a penalty kick in the first half at 32:25 from Jacqueline Simmons that put MIT on the board as the Lyons (9-3, 1-2 NEWMAC) were unable to respond and register a goal of their own.

Junior Caren McCarthy and first-year Lily Scammon put up the offensive effort for Wheaton during the first half with shots that missed just wide. 

Entering the second half, Scammon offered an immediate shot to gain momentum for the Lyons as the team would hold possesion for the majority of the half, putting pressure on MIT's defense. Senior Alexa Sanchez, Scammon and McCarthy would tally the final shot attempts for Wheaton as the end of regulation crept up and the Engineers sealed the 1-0 win.

Goalkeeper Leann Wolf (7-3) recorded four saves during the game. The Lyons outshot the Engineers 14-11 while MIT held the 4-3 advantage on corner kicks.

Wheaton travels to Springfield College on Saturday for another NEWMAC contest with game time set for 1 p.m.


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