MIT Blanks Coast Guard, 3-0
Oct. 5, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Freshman Amy Ludlum scored two goals less than one minute apart in the first half as MIT (4-3-3, 1-1-1) rolled to its first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win of the season with a 3-0 victory over Coast Guard at Steinbrenner Stadium.
Ludlum broke the deadlock in the 21st minute with a high-arching shot from the middle of the pitch. Taking a drop pass deep in the box from senior Lydia Helliwell, Ludlum lifted the ball over the keeper's head for her fourth goal of the season. It didn't take long for Ludlum to register No. 5.
In the 22nd minute, junior midfielder Meghan O'Kane played a header to the right side of the field that connected with a charging Ludlum. Several steps later, Ludlum ripped a blast from the right wing that resulted in a clean score and a 2-0 advantage for the Engineers. In the second half, Tech sealed the win with an assurance goal in the 62nd minute. Courtney Rothrock set up the score beautifully with a cross from the right baseline. O'Kane was waiting in position on the far post and promptly headed the cross into the net for her first goal of the season.
Sophomore Kat Vater made five saves to record her third shutout of the campaign. In the losing effort, freshman Torie Lusardi stopped 11 shots and made some critical saves that prevented MIT from adding to the score.
For the game, MIT outshot Coast Guard, 17-6. With the loss, the Bears drop to 1-9 overall and 0-4 in NEWMAC play.