October 13, 2009

Women's Soccer Sinks Coast Guard, 7-1

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Sophomore Alisha Lussiez and freshman Emily Kuo had three goals each leading MIT to a 7-1 win over Coast Guard in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match.

Junior Lauren Henley gave MIT a lead just 1:32 into the match before Coast Guard tied it when sophomore Shannah Shelton assisted on a goal by senior Katie Kurek in the 28th minute.

It took MIT just 1:08 to regain the lead as Kuo scored her first goal of the game. MIT led 2-1 at halftime.

Lussiez took a pass from freshman Merricka Livingstone increasing the lead to 3-1 in the 52nd minute. Lussiez scored again in the 61st minute before Kuro scored a pair of goals, both assisted by freshman Andrea Park, just over three minutes apart for a 6-1 lead.

Junior Sarah Vega assisted on Lussiez’s third goal in the 74th minute to close the scoring.

MIT (7-4-1, 3-1-1 NEWMAC) outshot Coast Guard 32-3.

Junior Katy Olesnavage made one save to pick up the win while Coast Guard sophomore Mary Mills had 14 saves in the loss. Coast Guard (2-10, 0-5) has dropped six straight.

The Engineers return home this weekend to host Smith College on Saturday, October 17, at 1 p.m.  The Bears also play Saturday at 1 p.m. when they travel to face Worcester Polytechnic Institute.