MIT Women's Soccer Topples UMass Dartmouth 5-0

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT's Emily Kuo had three assists and two goals in a 5-0 rout of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (3-3-0) today at Roberts Field. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Corsairs, while the win extended MIT's streak to three.

MIT (3-2-0) opened the scoring in just the fifth minute as junior Lauren Hernley fed the ball to Kuo thirty yards from the goal. Kuo's one-touch pass found junior Edith Reshef, who scored her first of the season with a well-placed header.

After five more shots went unfulfilled, the Engineers scored again in the fourteenth minute. Kuo took off on a fast break into the corner and her cross from the endline hit MIT's Alisha Lussiez, who slipped her shot past UMass Dartmouth's Tanya Braga.

The Corsairs never retreated and maintained offensive pressure throughout the match. Juniors Allison Carver and Katelyn Tsonis tallied three shots each for UMass Dartmouth, but MIT's Meghan Wright and Katy Olesnavage flawless efforts in net kept the Corsairs scoreless.

Within the first two minutes of the second half, MIT extended its lead when senior Liz Theurer powered the ball through the partial deflection of freshman keeper Jen Warren. Once again, Kuo was credited with the assist.

MIT's offense carried their momentum through the defense of UMass Dartmouth, and in the 65th minute, Kuo caught a break-away pass from Merricka Livingstone and out-maneuvered Warren for her third goal of the season. Less than a minute later, Kuo tallied another goal, this time assisted by senior captain Katie Pesce.

The Engineers have the weekend off and travel to Salem State for their next match on Tuesday, September 22, at 6:00 p.m. The Corsairs open Little East Conference play when they host the Anchormen of Rhode Island College this Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m.