October 11, 2008

Engineers Defeated at Wellesley, 2-0

Oct. 11, 2008

Box Score

Courtesy Wellesley Sports Information

WELLESLEY, Mass. – The Wellesley soccer team picked up their fourth-straight conference win with a 2-0 victory over NEWMAC rival MIT on Saturday afternoon. The result moves the Blue to 6-2-2 (4-0-0) on the season, while the Engineers fall to 3-7-1 (1-2-1).

Sophomore Jennie Krasker got things started for Wellesley when she headed home a beautiful cross from rookie Ashley Farnsworth to give Wellesley a 1-0 advantage just eight minutes into the game. MIT held an 8-4 shot advantage in the first half, but Wellesley goalkeeper Katie Martore picked up four saves to keep the Engineers off the board.

After 20 minutes of scoreless soccer to open the second half, the Blue stretched their lead to 2-0 when Farnsworth picked up an unassisted goal in the 66th minute.

For the game, MIT held a 15-9 advantage in shots. Martore finished the day with seven saves en route to her fifth shutout of the season while MIT keeper Stephanie Brenman made two stops for the Engineers.