September 8, 2012

Men’s Soccer Shuts Out Wentworth Institute of Technology, 4-0

BOSTON, Mass. – Within 11 minutes of the start of the game, MIT went up 1-0 against the Wentworth Institute of Technology and went on to shut out the Leopards, 4-0. The Engineers are now 4-0-0 for the season, while Wentworth fell to 0-3-1.

The first goal for MIT was scored when sophomore Chester Chambers (Columbia, Md.) hit a low ball into the left side of the net, assisted by freshman Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.). For the remainder of the first half, MIT made four attempts at the goal, two of them being saved by goalkeeper, John Longo. Longo made a total of seven saves throughout the game. Wentworth shot at sophomore goalie Samuel Cannon (Scarsdale, N.Y.) four times but the score remained at 1-0 for the rest of the half.

The second half got off to a slow start and the Engineers remained one goal ahead until Bingham, who was fed the ball by junior Matthew Monheit (Abington, Pa.), headed the ball from the left side past Longo to give MIT a 2-0 lead. This was Bingham's sixth goal for the season.

Senior Chris Hammond (Wilmington, Del.) collected his first goal for the season when he had a direct kick from 23 yards out in the 67th minute. Four minutes later, sophomore Nick Diamantoni (Belle Mead, N.J.) broke through defense and beat the keeper to score MIT's fourth and final goal of the day.

In the 82nd minute, freshman goalkeeper, Jake Amereno (Commack, N.Y.) replaced Cannon in net for the second time this season. After the Leopards took one last unsucessful shot at the goal, the final score read MIT 4, Wentworth 0.

The undefeated Engineers return to action when they travel to Brandeis tomorrow for a game at 2:00 p.m. Wentworth will host Massachusetts Maritime on Wednesday, Sept. 12.