Men's Soccer Picks Up First Win of 2019 With 2-0 Shutout at UMass Dartmouth

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THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 2, UMass Dartmouth 0

- Records: MIT (1-0-1); UMass Dartmouth (0-1-0)

- Location: Dartmouth, Mass. (Cressy Field)

- The Lead: The MIT men's soccer team picked up its first win of the 2019 campaign tonight as the Engineers shutout UMass Dartmouth, 2-0, in a non-conference match on the road.

HOW IT HAPPENED: 

- MIT got on the board just 1:20 into the match as senior Isaac Perper (Tiburon, Calif.) finished a long pass on the ground via first-year Rami Bikdash (Oak Ridge, N.C.). Perper broke away and from the Corsair defenders and tucked the ball into the right corner of the net past the outstretched hands of UMass Dartmouth keeper Chris Moussavi.

- Prior to halftime, the Engineers were awarded a free kick on the left side of the field just outside of the 18-yard box. Junior Carlos Hernandez (Weston, Fla.) curled the ball into the top right corner of the net to double MIT's advantage.

- That was all the offense that the Engineers would need as they paired that with a shutout performance in net by senior Jeremy Cowham (Quincy, Mass.) to pick up their first win of 2019.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Bikdash picked up his first collegiate assist and point in tonight's match, while Hernandez registered his first collegiate goal. Perper's goal marked the first of the season for the senior forward. 

- Cowham (1-0-1) registered his first win of the season and 16th career shutout with six saves in net for the Engineers. Moussavi took the loss (0-1-0) with 11 saves in net for the Corsairs.

- MIT took a total of 15 shots tonight, 13 of which were on goal and held a 5-2 edge in corner kicks.

- The Engineers are now 3-1 all-time against UMass Dartmouth in a series that dates back to 1927.

UP NEXT:

- MIT heads home for a non-conference match against Framingham State University on Saturday, September 7 at 7:00 pm.

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