The Engineers' Deadlock At Zero
Oct. 20, 2004
WPI Sports Information
WORCESTER, MASS. - The Worcester Polytechnic Institute women's soccer team tied MIT, 0-0 in double overtime, last night at WPI's chilly Alumni Field in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference contest. With the tie, WPI is now 9-5-2 overall, and 4-2-1 in the NEWMAC, while MIT is now 5-5-4 overall, and 2-3-2 in the NEWMAC.
The first half was best remembered for back-to-back breakaway attempts for MIT that were both smothered by WPI junior goalkeeper Manda Otterman, each in the last minute and 35 seconds of the half. In the second half, WPI had several chances, especially early and then again late. The best chance came with just under two minutes to go and with MIT goalkeeper Kat Vater down and out. Senior midfielder Liz Szafarowicz put a shot from 10 yards out just over the crossbar.
WPI had the better of the play throughout, outshooting MIT, 20-5. WPI also had more corner kicks, 11-2. For WPI, Otterman recorded her ninth shutout of the season, and her 18th in the last two years. Otterman, the reigning NEWMAC Co-Player of the Week, recorded five saves. For MIT, sophomore Kat Vater played well again in net and was credited with 10 saves and her fifth shutout of the season.