MIT Ties Wentworth Institute of Technology In Double Overtime, 2-2

Junior Austin Freel
Junior Austin Freel

BOSTON, Mass. – MIT closed out the weekend with a 2-2 non-conference tie against Wentworth Institute of Technology on Sunday afternoon at Sweeney Field. Senior Gordon Glober (Jacksonville, Fla.) and freshman Joshua Wilson (West Chester, Pa.) each netted their first strike of the season, while junior goalkeeper Jake Amereno (Commack, N.Y.) turned away four shots.

Wilson put MIT on the board at 10:59 in the opening session following a Wentworth foul. Tech tried to add to its lead with shots from senior Jason Adler (Scarsdale, N.Y), sophomore Kareem Itani (Dallas, Texas) and freshman Gregory Hui (Alameda, Calif.) before Glober scored off a free kick pass from Wilson with eight seconds remaining in the half to provide MIT with a 2-0 lead at the break.
 
Wentworth responded in the second half with back-to-back tallies from freshmen Joe Kalil (Franklin, Mass.) at 53:03 and Semuel Dacaj (Norwood, Mass.) 67:06. Tech tried to respond with 11 second half shots, including an attempt by junior Austin Freel (San Diego, Calif.) off a corner kick that bounced off a post of the Wentworth goal at 68:28.
 
Junior Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.) and Itani combined for three overtime shots, but all three chances sailed past Wentworth's goal. The Leopards recorded four overtime shots, two in each additional frame. MIT outshot Wentworth, 22-15, and registered three shots on goal. Freel paced the Engineers with four shots, including one attempt on goal, while Kalil led the hosts with four shots and one shot on goal. 
 
Both teams return to action on Wednesday, September 10 as MIT travels to Salve Regina University for a 4:00 p.m. kickoff, while Wentworth hosts Massachusetts Maritime Academy at 7:00 p.m.