Sept. 21, 2006
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - Senior midfielder Katie Neary picked an opportune time to score her first goal of the season as she lifted the host Bears to a 1-0 shutout win over visiting MIT Thursday afternoon at Swenson Field with a late finish.
With the score tied at 0-0 with less than six minutes remaining in regulation, Neary took a direct kick from about 35 yards out and drilled a shot that snuck under the crossbar and past the outstretched hand of MIT senior goal keeper Kat Vater. Neary's goal came moments after MIT had missed a golden opportunity of its own as a shot at a semi-open net sailed high over the crossbar.
BSC senior goalkeeper Emily Schlosser picked up her first shutout of the season and 12th of her career as she turned aside four shots in goal for the Bears. Vater tallied seven saves between the pipes for the Engineers.
The win marks the Bears first victory over the Engineers since the 2002 season. BSC is now 4-2 on the year as they snap a two-game losing streak. MIT drops to 4-3 on the season with all three of its losses coming by a 1-0 margin.
Bridgewater State is now off until next Tuesday when the Bears travel to Eastern Connecticut State University to take on the Warriors. MIT returns to the pitch on Saturday as the Engineers open their conference schedule at Mount Holyoke College. The game is schedued to begin at 1 p.m.