MIT Blanks Lasell, 3-0
Oct. 1, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - The MIT men's soccer team elevated its season record to 4-4 after it defeated Lasell College, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon. Christopher Desrochers, scoring his first goals of the 2005 campaign, led the Engineers' attack with two. With the loss, the Lasers drop to 5-4-1 on the year.
Walter Song put Tech on the board 4:25 into the contest by converting MIT's first penalty kick of the season. The remainder of the opening stanza saw many scoring opportunities for both squads as they each totaled eight shots. However, the Engineers held on to their 1-0 advantage through the intermission.
The second half was a tightly-fought battle until the 69th minute when Chase Lochmiller found Desrochers for an insurance goal. Desrochers struck again less than a minute later when he received a through-ball from Walter Song. Lasell had a chance to end the shutout in the 73rd minute when it was awarded a direct kick. The Lasers' shot cleared MIT's wall, but goalkeeper Thomas Caldwell punched the ball away before it could slip into the top of the net.
Caldwell recorded the second shutout of his career and collected six saves for the Engineers. Nathan Walzer made five stops for Lasell.
The next game for MIT will be on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m. when it travels to Brandeis University.