Oct. 20, 2005
BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore midfielder Casey Whalen scored with a header off a corner kick in the 21st minute to lead Emerson College (10-4) to its first win ever over MIT (4-11) in women's soccer. The Lions knocked off the Engineers under the lights at Rotch Playground with Whalen's lone score as the Tech offense was blanked for the 11th time this season.
Whalen delivered a game-high seven shots on goal to lead an attack that outshot the Engineers, 19-7. Although MIT played well enough in the back for most of the match, the Lions connected on a golden opportunity in the first half. Taking one of only five corners on the night for the Emerson offense, junior Erica Coray sent the cross into the teeth of the box where Whalen pushed it in for the go-ahead goal.
After the initial strike, MIT was able thwart any future threats posed by the Lions, but the Engineers couldn't produce any chances of their own to equal the score. Courtney Rothrock found the most space, taking four shots from the midfield.
Emerson goalkeeper Katie Hartman made two saves en route to the shutout victory, while Kat Vater endured the loss despite a nine-save effort.