Sept. 3, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Sophomore Edith Reshef provided the lone marker in Wednesday's non-conference soccer match as MIT earned its first win of the campaign with a 1-0 decision over Simmons College.
The Engineers welcomed back junior forward Liz Theurer, who missed the season-opener recovering from illness. Theurer's impact was immediate as she generated three scoring chances in the first 10 minutes of the game. Her first opportunity at the net came on a break-away attempt just four minutes into the tilt, but Theurer's blast from 10 yards out hit the top of the cross bar. Simmons keeper Rachel Elliot made two strong saves in the same stretch to keep the Engineers off the board.
MIT (1-1) controlled the play for most of the contest, outshooting the Shark (1-2), 12-3. After a scoreless first half, the Cardinal and Gray lit the board early in the second frame. Separating from the Simmons defense, Theurer sprinted toward the goal from the right side of the post before sliding the ball over to Reshef, who tapped in the eventual game-winner in the 50th minute.
MIT's defense yielded zero shots in the second half while senior Stephanie Brenman collected three saves en route to the shutout. Elliot stopped seven shots in a losing effort for Simmons.