Oct. 4, 2005
NEW LONDON, Conn. - Behind the offensive efforts of sophomore Amy Ludlum, MIT women's soccer broke into the win column in conference play with a 2-0 road victory over the Coast Guard Bears. Ludlum scored both goals in the match, which included her third game-winner in two weeks.
Tuesday night's victory lifted MIT's record to 3-7 overall and 1-2 in the NEWMAC. The outcome seemed to be rarely in doubt as Tech's sophomore striker dominated play up top. Ludlum set a career high with 11 shots as the Engineers out paced the Bears in that statistic, 13-8.
In the 18th minute, Ludlum received a pass from rookie Andrea Bradshaw and delivered what would prove to be the game-winner. In the 35th minute, junior midfielder Ashleigh Leonard fed Ludlum for her sixth goal of the campaign to cap the scoring. MIT's defense played extremely well and the midfield was able to create some momentum.
Kat Vater earned her second shutout of the season, though the junior tender was rarely tested. Entering the match averaging a league-high 9.4 saves per game, Vater was required to make just two stops against the Coast Guard attack.
The win prevents MIT from falling to 0-3 in league play for the first time since 1999.