MIT Defeats Wellesley, 2-1

Oct. 28, 2004

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - MIT upset regionally-ranked No. 3 Wellesley College, 2-1, on Tuesday. With the win, the Engineers boast their best overall record, 10-6, and NEWMAC record, 5-3, since the inception of the conference in 1998.

In a first half that was evenly played, MIT ended the scoreless tie with 50 seconds left when Margaret Gentile connected on a feed from Anna Ayuso. Wellesley came out strong in the second frame, scoring in the 40th minute. The Engineers regained the lead when Cheryl Texin sent a free hit into the circle to the right post and was tipped in by Noelle Kanaga. Tech's defense did a stellar job in preserving the slim advantage during the final 28 minutes of play. Goalie Alexa Herman collected eights saves for the Engineers.

This Saturday MIT enters the NEWMAC Championship Tournament as the No. 4 seed, traveling to No. 5 Clark University for a quarterfinal game starting at 1:00 p.m.