No. 11 Women's Soccer Blanks Clark, 2-0

Photo by DSPics.com
Photo by DSPics.com

THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 11 MIT 2, Clark University 0

- Records: No. 11 MIT (9-1-2, 3-0-0 NEWMAC); Clark University (5-4-1, 0-2-1 NEWMAC)

- Location: Worcester, Mass. (Clark Turf Soccer Field)

- The Lead: The No. 11 ranked MIT women's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to nine as the Engineers shutout Clark University, 2-0, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match in Worcester this afternoon.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 34th minute (33:26) - First-year Brigette Wang (Clarksville, Md.) scored her first collegiate goal and gave MIT a 1-0 lead as she finished a low cross from the right side of the box from senior Allie Werner (Tyler, Texas). 

- 55th minute (54:11) - Sophomore Karenna Groff (Weston, Mass.) scored her tenth goal of the season and fifth of the week as she drilled the ball off the hands of the Clark keeper after she received a pass from senior Chessa Hoekstra (Portland, Maine), who drove down the field to the top of the box.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- For the second straight week, MIT was ranked 11th in the United Soccer Coaches Division III National Poll and 12th in the D3Soccer.com National Poll.

- The 2-0 shutout win extended MIT's shutout streak and the Engineers unbeaten streak to nine. MIT now has not allowed a goal in 894:25 straight minutes of action and is now unbeaten in 32 consecutive NEWMAC regular season contests dating back to September 17, 2016.

- The shutout today also marked MIT's 11th of the season which is just three shy of tying the single season program record which was set by the 2010 squad.

- MIT keeper Ava Gillikin (Flemington, N.J.) made one save in a complete game shutout for the Engineers as she improved to 7-0-2 and picked up her fourth shutout of the season. Clark keeper Morgan Small stopped the ball two times for the hosts. 

-  The Engineers held a 9-2 advantage in shots and took nine of the game's 11 corner kicks. MIT also picked up its 18th win in the all-time series against Clark, which dates back to 1986.

- Groff's goal today gave her ten for the season, which moved her into a tie for first with Kristen McCrea for the most in the NEWMAC this year.

UP NEXT:

- MIT won't play another match until next Saturday, October 12 when the Engineers host Mount Holyoke College at 5:00 pm in another NEWMAC contest.

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