Oct. 21, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Emerson entered Thursday's chilly tilt at 11-2-1 overall, but still in search of its first career win against MIT. Behind the efforts of juniors Diana Sterk and Courtney Rothrock, the Engineers maintained their perfect mark against its GNAC opponent, with a 3-0 victory at Steinbrenner Stadium.
Courtney Rothrock broke the deadlock just five minutes into the match. Sterk sent a clean feed through the middle that Rothrock quickly turned into her first goal of the season. In the 18th minute, the Engineers registered another tally, although this time Sterk finished the job herself. Her open finish from about eight yards out was set up after a strong play in the midfield by sophomore Andrea Staid. Tech instilled high pressure throughout the first half, outshooting the Lions, 16-1.
In the second half, the Lions attempted to claw back into the game, but the MIT defense thwarted every attack through the midfield. Emerson was able to generate a few chances during the second frame, but couldn't cash in as MIT improved to 6-5-4 on the year.
Sophomore Kat Vater made four saves en route to her sixth shutout of the campaign and third in a row. In the losing effort, freshman Katie Hartman served as one of the match's highlights by stopping 16 shots. Amy Ludlum wrapped up the scoring in the 70th minute with her team-leading sixth goal of the season.