BRISTOL, R.I. - At its first game in a week, the MIT men's soccer team fell to Roger Williams with a score of 4-1 on the road on Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) scored the lone goal for the Engineers early in the second period but it was not quite enough to keep the Hawks at bay. Roger Williams is now 6-1 for the season, while Tech fell to 3-3.
MIT played strongly from the beginning of the game, controlling the ball right from the start and taking multiple back-to-back shots at goalkeeper John Pelloso, all of which were either saved or knocked out of play. At the 22 minute mark, juniors Nicholas Diamantoni (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Chester Chambers (Columbia, Md.) took shots at Pelloso seconds apart, but both were saved. Shortly thereafter, Roger Williams gained control and, with just over 15 minutes remaining in the first half, Trevor Hoxsie scored the first goal of the game following a cross from Daniel Caruso.
The Hawks took four more shots at net, two of which had to be saved by junior keeper Sam Cannon (Scarsdale, N.Y.). With 45 seconds remaining on the clock, Cooper Allebrand scored Roger Williams' second goal off a penalty kick following an MIT foul.
Starting the second period with a 2-0 lead, Roger Williams gained possession immediately, taking two shots at net just a minute apart, both of which were saved by Cannon. At 53:28, Bingham scored an unassisted goal, his sixth of the season. He currently leads the Engineers in goals this season, as he did last year as well.
Shortly after Bingham's goal, Hoxsie scored another goal, increasing the Hawks' lead. At the 85 minute mark, with just under five minutes remaining in the game, Hoxsie scored his third goal of the game. Neither team was able to get close enough to the opposing net to take another shot in the remaining minutes, so time elapsed with a Roger Williams' victory.
MIT was outshot, 19-15, but Cannon had to make eight saves compared to Pelloso's five. Cannon is now 0-1 for the season. Senior Matthew Monheit (Abington, Pa.) led the Engineers with four shots on goal.
Tech will open New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday, Sept. 21, when it travels down the road to face league newcomer Emerson College at 4:00 p.m.