September 12, 2006

Engineers Close Strong In 2-0 Win Over UMass Dartmouth

Sept. 12, 2006

Box Score

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - MIT scored two goals in the final 23 minutes and held on defeat UMass Dartmouth, 2-0, in women's soccer action, Tuesday, at Cressy Field. The Engineers improved to 3-1 with the victory, while the Corsairs dropped their second straight to open the season.

Freshman Liz Theurer, who earlier in the day was named NEWMAC Player of the Week, scored her third game-winner of the season after breaking the scoreless tie in the 67th minute. Junior Janine Hopmans dribbled in from the midfield to the top of the box and fired a shot on goal that was stopped by the Corsairs' freshman goal keeper Elisabeth Stapleton. Despite the initial save, Theurer got to the rebound and headed the ball into the open net.

The Engineers picked up their second goal of the match on a counterattack opportunity in the 88th minute. Amy Ludlum raced down the left side of the pitch before crossing the ball to Andrea Staid, who drilled a high post shot past Stapleton.

Senior Kat Vater (1-1) made five saves en route to the shutout, her first of the season. Stapleton stopped seven shots for UMass Dartmouth in the loss.