Oct. 4, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior Amy Ludlum scored two first-half goals in a span of 12 minutes to lead MIT (7-4, 2-1) to a 2-1 victory over Clark University in a NEWMAC contest at Granger Field. Ludlum accounted for all five of MIT's shots on goal, while she closed Tuesday's tilt with a league-high 11 goals for the season.
The Engineers grabbed the lead in the 27th minute as Ludlum wove through the Clark (2-8, 0-3) defense unscathed before burying the finish past goal keeper Thea Link. Eight minutes later, Ludlum increased MIT's lead with another individual effort. Cutting in from the left side, the junior forward skirted the ball beyond the reach of Link to up the advantage to 2-0.
The Cougars had chances during the first half, including a thunderous effort by Liz Adamcik in the seventh minute that was decisively turned away by Tech keeper Kat Vater. Despite being down, Clark was quick to rally in the second half.
Six minutes into the second frame, Adamcik found Amanda Ramos in front of the goal where it was tapped home to clash the lead in half. The Cougars almost connected on the equalizer in the 70th minute, but Ramos' shot missed just right of the goal.
Clark out shot MIT, 13-5, and held an edge in corner kicks and fouls as well. Link had three saves in net for Cougars, while Vater hauled in eight saves for the Engineers.