Berzolla Gives No. 17 MIT 1-0 Win Over Wheaton in NEWMAC Opener

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THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 17 MIT 1, Wheaton College 0

- Records: No. 17 MIT (6-1-1, 1-0-0 NEWMAC); Wheaton College (3-2-2, 0-1-0 NEWMAC)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium)

- The Lead: In the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opener for both teams, the No. 17 ranked MIT women's soccer team edged Wheaton College, 1-0, thanks to a converted penalty kick by senior Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) in the 58th minute.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 58th minute (57:48) - Berzolla converted her second penalty kick of the season to give the Engineers the 1-0 advantage.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- MIT outshot Wheaton by a 28-4 margin and forced Lyons keeper Alexa Barbagallo to make ten saves in the match, one of which was came on a penalty kick in the 21st minute. The Engineers also took eight corner kicks compared to the two that were awarded to the Lyons.

- MIT keeper Ava Gillikin (Flemington, N.J.) made two saves and earned her third shutout of the season as she improved to 5-0-1 this fall, while Barbagallo (3-2-2) stopped ten of 11 shots taken by the Engineers.

- Gillikin is one of three qualifying women's soccer goalkeepers in Division III to still hold a 1.000 save percentage this season. She is joined by Lindsey Bolas of Oglethorpe and Jennifer Devault of Stockton as the three goalkeepers to hold this stat this season.

- The Engineers moved their unbeaten streak at home to 40 matches which now stands as the 12th longest in Division III women's soccer history. MIT also produced its fifth consecutive shutout and has not let up a goal over the past 534:25 minutes.

UP NEXT: 

- MIT will host Tufts University in a non-conference regional battle on Tuesday, September 24 at 4:00 pm.

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