Cardinal and Gray Blank Rival Engineers, 3-0
Oct. 15, 2006
By WPI Sports Information
WORCESTER, Mass. - Amy Ludlum netted a pair of goals to help propel MIT to a 3-0 shutout of host WPI in NEWMAC women's soccer action Saturday afternoon. Ludlum, who entered the week 27th in NCAA Division III in points per game, now has a NEWMAC-best 15 goals this season.
Liz Theurer put MIT on the board just 90 seconds into the match when she received a long pass from Andrea Staid, got past the WPI defense and tucked it in past the goalie for her eighth goal of the season. Ludlum increased the lead to 2-0 when she successfully converted a penalty kick at 21:09. She closed out the scoring at 61:09 when she notched a goal off a feed from Katie Pesce.
With the win, the MIT improves to 9-5 overall and 4-2 in conference play. WPI falls to 5-8-1 on the season and 1-4-1 in NEWMAC action. MIT is locked in a three-way for third place with Springfield and Wellesley, a point back of second place Smith. WPI is tied for seventh place with Clark. Each team has three conference matches remaining in the regular season.
Kat Vater made six saves for MIT while posting her fourth shutout of the year. Elizabeth Glasson tallied four saves in net for WPI. Both teams play again on Tuesday when WPI will host Coast Guard at 7 p.m. Tuesday and MIT plays its final regular season road match with a date at Wellesley at 3:30 p.m.