Sept. 18, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - MIT opened up NEWMAC Conference play with a 2-1 win over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in rain-soaked conditions on Saturday afternoon. Jose-Ramon Torradas paced the Engineers' (2-0-1, 1-0 NEWMAC) offense with two goals. Dan Judycki had the lone goal for the Bears (3-2, 0-1 NEWMAC).
From the opening whistle, Tech put pressure on Coast Guard's defense despite the soggy conditions. MIT got on the scoreboard 23 minutes into the first half, when Torradas connected on a pass from Walter Song. The Engineers entered halftime with a 1-0 lead and out-shot the Bears, 8-2.
Tech continued to attack in the second stanza, eventually finding success in the 76th minute. A free kick by Dan Griffith into the box went to Robert Pilawa who sent it to Jose-Ramon Torradas for the game-winning goal. Coast Guard did not back down, as Dan Judycki headed in a corner kick by Anthony Marcheski with 2:38 remaining in regulation.
In the goal, Morgan Mills collected two saves for Tech. Steven Davies had three saves in 65 minutes of play with Ryan Waitt finishing out the game for Coast Guard.
The next game for MIT will be on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 1:00 p.m. when it travels to NEWMAC foe Clark University.