September 15, 2007

Ludlum Shines Again With Overtime Winner At Salem State

Sept. 15, 2007

Box Score

SALEM, Mass. - The Engineers scored three unanswered goals after a slow start en route to a, 3-2, sudden-death overtime victory over the Lady Vikings of Salem State in a non-conference match played at Alumni Field, Saturday afternoon. MIT (4-1-0) erased a two-goal deficit by scoring a goal in each half of regulation, while senior Amy Ludlum added the game-winner in the first sudden death overtime period.

The Lady Vikings (0-3-1), who were playing their third straight overtime match, received a pair of goals from senior forward Cerissa Grasso in building a 2-0 first half lead. Grasso notched her first goal of the match in the 10th minute and recorded her second scoring strike off an assist from Erin O'Brien in the 23rd minute.

Amy Ludlum, who would tally the eventual game-winner five minutes into overtime, registered the first MIT goal in the 32nd minute. The goal pushed Ludlum's game-scoring streak to five as she has tallied a finish in every match this season.  

Junior defender Jodie Wu secured the equalizer for MIT with just 1:46 to play in regulation after popping a high-arching shot over the head of Salem State's senior goalkeeper Abby DeAngelo from 20 yards out. Ludlum's game-winner, assisted by sophomore forward Liz Theurer, beat the dive of DeAngelo to the far left corner after a blast from 15 yards out on the right wing.

MIT, which outshot the Lady Vikings 14-11, received three saves from junior goalkeeper Stephanie Brenman while DeAngelo stopped seven shots in a losing effort for Salem State.