Oct. 14, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Engineers struggled to find their rhythm in Saturday morning's meeting with New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference foe Babson, ultimately falling by a score of 5-0. The loss drops MIT to 4-8-0 on the season and leaves them with a record of 0-4-0 in the NEWMAC, while Babson improves to 8-4-2 overall, 3-1-0 in the conference.
Justin Unger was the hero for the Beavers, scoring his team's first three goals in his first start of the season. Unger entered the game with just one goal to his credit, but quickly brought his season total to four with his marks in the 8th, 31st and 49th minutes. The tallies were assisted by Sam Ensslin, Tim Winn and Gregg Robinson, respectively.
Robinson later scored his first of the year, an unassisted tally in the 71st minute, before Mark Dayvie closed out the scoring on an assist from Greg Wappett.
MIT's sophomore goalkeeper Tom Caldwell was helpless on all five Babson goals, often making spectacular saves only to see the rebounds hammered home from close range. He made four stops before being replaced by freshman Javier Duarte, who made his first save of the season in only his second appearance. Babson keeper Chris Necklas stopped two shots to pick up his eighth shut out of the season.
The Engineers next take the field on Tuesday, Oct. 17, when they welcome Johnson and Wales in a match that is slated to kick off at 3:30 p.m. Babson has little time to rest, traveling to Rhode Island tomorrow afternoon to take on Salve Regina at 1:00 p.m.