Sept. 22, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Sophomore Amy Ludlum scored her fourth goal in two games in the 14th minute to lead MIT (2-5) to an improbable 1-0 victory at home over Bridgewater State (2-4). The Bears dominated the offensive end, outshooting the Cardinal and Gray by a 23-4 margin during the tilt. Tech's All-Conference netminder, Kat Vater, kept Bridgewater's explosive offense at bay with a season-high 15 saves.
The Engineers benefited from a strong start on Thursday, generating most of their offense within the first 20 minutes of action. The only score of the day was set up from Tech's own goal as Vater sent a punt over the middle of the pitch to midfield. After wrestling the ball away from a Bridgewater defender, Ludlum raced toward the goal, with only the keeper to beat. Although Suzi Estey played the ball well, Ludlum had too much space and fired home the unassisted finish for the eventual game-winner.
After the initial surge, the Bears took command of the game. Nearly the entire second half was played in Bridgewater's offensive end. The Bears repeatedly pasted Vater with quality shots, including a goal line rocket by Megan Williamson in the 60th minute. Despite the impressive attack, the Engineers turned away the Bears play after play. Stephanie Mason also had a superb chance late, but Vater once again stepped up to ensure MIT its second straight win.