Men's Soccer Draws Even With Wentworth, 2-2

Photo by Frank Poulin
Photo by Frank Poulin

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 2, Wentworth Institute of Technology 2 (2OT)

- Records: MIT (2-0-3); Wentworth Institute of Technology (2-2-2)

- Location: Boston, Mass. (Sweeney Field)

- The Lead: For the third time this season, the MIT men's soccer team played to a double overtime draw as the Engineers tied Wentworth, 2-2, this evening in Boston. The draw keeps MIT's unbeaten streak alive to start the season as the Engineers now sit at 2-0-3 heading into conference play on Saturday.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 37th minute (36:50) - Sophomore Peter Novoa (Omaha, Neb.) scored his first goal of the season as he drilled the ball into the bottom right corner of the net after cutting through the Wentworth defense at the top of the box.

- 60th minute (59:36) - Novoa dished the ball to first-year Alex Weiler (Portland, Ore.) at the top of the box and he finished his shot into the right side of the net for his second goal of the season and the 2-0 advantage.

- 61st minute (60:25) - Less than a minute later, Wentworth answered with its first goal of the match as TJ Prouty lined the ball into the lower right corner of the net off a one touch pass via Alex Moore.

- 71st minute (70:49) - Wentworth knotted the match at 2-2 as Augustin Edward, Jr. put home his third goal of the season off a free kick from Andrew Collari.

- Second Overtime Session: MIT had a number of opportunities to win the match as the Engineers outshot Wentworth 7-2 over the final ten minutes of the match. The Engineers best chance came in the 109th minute as Novoa had his shot saved by keeper Robbie West and Will Seiple (Boulder, Colo.) rang a shot off the post.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- MIT keeper Jeremy Cowham (Quincy, Mass.) made a season-high six saves for the Engineers as his record pushed to 2-0-3 this season, while West (2-2-2) stopped the ball seven times for the host Leopards.

- MIT outshot Wentworth 23-16 and the Engineers were awarded three corner kicks in the match.

- The Engineers are now 16-6-2 against the Leopards in the all-time series which dates back to 1995. The last tie between the two clubs came in 2014.

- MIT came into today's match ranked eighth in the United Soccer Coaches New England Regional poll.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will open up New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday, September 21 with a home match against Wheaton College beginning at 4:30 pm.

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