No. 10 Women's Soccer Earns First Win Over No. 24 Williams, 3-1

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THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 10 MIT 3, No. 24 Williams College 1

- Records: No. 10 MIT (11-1-2); No. 24 Williams College (7-3-1)

- Location: Williamstown, Mass. (Cole Field)

- The Lead: The No. 10 nationally-ranked MIT women's soccer team defeated No. 24 Williams College for the first time in program history today as the Engineers earned a 3-1 victory over the two-time defending national champion Ephs.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 43rd minute (42:38) - MIT broke the scoreless tie prior to halftime as first-year Savannah Lawrence (Tucker, Ga.) scored her second goal in as many days and third of the season after she shot the ball off the crossbar and into the net off a header by classmate Emma Rutherford (Nashville, Tenn.)

- 57th minute (56:55) - The Engineers doubled their advantage when senior Allie Werner (Tyler, Texas) deposited her third goal of the season off a short pass from inside the box via junior Eva Anderson (Edina, Minn.).

- 72nd minute (71:16) - Williams junior Victoria Laino broke MIT's shutout stretch of 1055:41 minutes as she lined up for a free kick from just outside the top of the box and fired it into the top left corner of the net cutting the Ephs deficit in half.

- 76th minute (75:15) - Rutherford registered her first collegiate goal after she rocketed the ball from about 30 yards out into the upper left corner of the net off a pass from sophomore Emily Larson (Ankeny, Iowa).

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- MIT moved up to No. 10 in this week's United Soccer Coaches Division III National Poll and remained at No. 12 in the D3Soccer.com National Rankings.

- Today's win over Williams marked the first one for MIT in the all-time series which dates back to 2014. The victory also stretches MIT winning streak to five and its unbeaten streak to 11, one shy of tying the program record.

- Three goals scored today by MIT is the most allowed by Williams all season and the most the Ephs have allowed since Messiah College scored four in the NCAA National Quarterfinals on November 20, 2016.

- The Engineers held a 21-15 edge in shots and took ten of the 12 corner kicks in today's match.

- MIT keeper Ava Gillikin (Flemington, N.J.) made three saves for the Engineers and improved to 8-0-2 this season, while Williams keeper Chelsea Taylor stopped nine shots over 90 minutes for the Ephs.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Tuesday, October 15 with a road match at Wellesley College which is slated to start at 3:00 pm.

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