Sept. 27, 2008
Courtesy WPI Sports Information
WORCESTER, Mass. - Freshman Alisha Lussiez collected a pair of break-away goals just three minutes apart in the first half to lift MIT to a 3-0 victory over host WPI in NEWMAC women’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, MIT improves to 3-5 overall and 1-0 in conference play while WPI fall to 5-5 on the year and 0-1 in NEWMAC action.
After WPI had mustered five of the game’s first six shots, Lussiez took the game over. In the 31st minute, she took a feed from Erica Little, got behind the defense and buried her third goal of the season. In the 34th minute she came up with a ball that was deflected off a WPI player and went in alone for her second goal of the half.
Lauren Hernley provide MIT with insurance in the 77th minute as she recovered a loose ball inside the 18-yard box and tucked it low into the goal for her first career tally.
MIT goalkeeper Stephanie Brenman notched five saves en route to her third shutout of the season. Abaigeal Caras, her WPI counterpart, also made five stops on the day.