MIT Overpowers Wentworth, 6-0
Oct. 11, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Joshua Campoverde, James Zorich, Dylan Wright, and Matthew McKinley each posted the first goal of their collegiate career in MIT's 6-0 victory over Wentworth Institute of Technology in men's soccer on Monday afternoon. Campoverde led the way with two goals while Jose-Ramon Torradas had two assists for the Engineers (6-2-1).
MIT controlled the ball from the opening whistle, giving the Leopards (6-6) few opportunities to attack. The Engineers got on the scoreboard in the 15th minute when Joshua Campoverde shot the ball into the top right corner of the cage, connecting on passes from Jose-Ramon Torradas and Walter Song. Dylan Wright added an unassisted 25-yard blast at the 18:16 mark. MIT took a 3-0 advantage 23 seconds later when Torradas fed the ball to Ryan Sheffler who crossed it to James Zorich for the goal. The Engineers continued to attack throughout the remainder of the half but they could not add to their lead.
Christopher Desrochers opened the second-half scoring for MIT by connecting on a pass from Dan Griffith after 3:07 had expired. In the 56th minute, Campoverde notched his second goal of the day when he booted in the rebound from Griffith's shot. Matthew McKinley added the final goal of the game when he dribbled past two defenders for the score. Wentworth had a chance to end the shutout late in the game after a scramble in front of the goal, but MIT cleared the ball before any damage could be done.
In the goal, Morgan Mills had four saves for MIT in 73 minutes. Benjamin Pope, making his college debut, made one stop in the final 17 minutes. Derek Chaves had three saves before exiting the game with 2:39 left in the first half. Matthew Drost completed the game, collecting four saves.
The next game for MIT will be on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 1:00 p.m. when it travels to NEWMAC foe Worcester Polytechnic Institute.