No. 10 Women's Soccer Earns 4-0 Road Win at Wellesley

Photo by DSPics.com
Photo by DSPics.com

THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 10 MIT 4, Wellesley College 0

- Records: No. 10 MIT (12-1-2, 5-0-0 NEWMAC); Wellesley College (4-9-0, 1-5-0 NEWMAC)

- Location: Wellesley, Mass. (Wellesley Soccer Field)

- The Lead: MIT women's soccer, ranked tenth in this week's United Soccer Coaches Division III National Poll and 11th in this week's D3Soccer.com National Poll, picked up a 4-0 win over Wellesley College on the road this afternoon in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 4th minute (3:36) - Sophomore Karenna Groff (Weston, Mass.) scored her 12th goal of the season after she carried the ball across the top of the box and ripped a shot into the corner of the net for the 1-0 advantage.

- 34th minute (33:05) - A corner kick that ended up deflecting off the head of a Wellesley defender gave MIT a 2-0 lead. The goal was credited as an own goal.

- 36th minute (35:10) - MIT added a third goal prior to halftime as first-year Kayla Villa (St. Charles, Ill.) headed the ball into the back of the net off a corner kick by sophomore Jessica Sonner (Naperville, Ill.).

- 54th minute (53:13) - Senior Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.) capped the scoring for the nationally-ranked Engineers as she finished a pass from classmate Allie Werner (Tyler, Texas). Groff was credited with a second assist after she set the play up from just outside the box.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- MIT remained at No. 10 in this week's United Soccer Coaches Division III National Poll and moved up to No. 11 in the D3Soccer.com National Rankings.

- With the win today, this year's senior class for the Engineers comprised of Lily Bailey (Danvers, Mass.), Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.), Chessa Hoekstra (Portland, Maine), Claire O'Callaghan (Sherborn, Mass.), Reilly, Sophia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Werner picked up their 66th win which broke the program record of 65 which was set by the class of 2018. All eight seniors will be honored prior to MIT's match on Saturday, October 26.

- Today's victory pushed MIT's unbeaten streak to 12 which tied the program record that was previously set by the 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018 teams. Additionally, the win also pushed the Engineers shutout total this season to 13 which is one shy of tying the program record set by the 2010 team. 

- MIT outshot Wellesley 27-2 and did not allow the Blue to take a shot on goal this afternoon. Ava Gillikin (Flemington, N.J.) moved to 9-0-2 as she played the first 45-minutes for the Engineers before junior Riley Terando (Folsom, Calif.) played the entire second half.

- In five NEWMAC matches this fall, MIT has outscored its opponents by a 17-0 margin.

UP NEXT:

- MIT continues its road swing with a NEWMAC match at Coast Guard on Saturday, October 19 at 1:00 pm.

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