No. 6 Women's Soccer Caps Off Perfect Conference Schedule With 1-0 Win at Emerson

Montana Reilly dribbles the soccer ball in a match played on Roberts Field in Cambridge.
Photo by David Vapnek '22

THE BASICS:

- Score: No. 6 MIT 1, Emerson College 0

- Records: No. 6 MIT (17-1-2, 10-0-0 NEWMAC); Emerson College (10-6-2, 5-3-2 NEWMAC)

- Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)

- The Lead: The No. 6 ranked MIT women's soccer team became the first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) program to produce a perfect 10-0 league record since the 2007 Wheaton College Lyons as the Engineers edged Emerson College, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon in Boston. The victory pushed MIT's conference record to 10-0 on the season.

MIT, which has secured the number one seed in the upcoming NEWMAC tournament, will await the winner of the No. 4 Springfield /No. 5 Emerson match for a semifinal contest slated to happen in Cambridge on Thursday evening. The time will be determined at a later point.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 21st minute (20:28) - MIT senior Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.) tied a career-high with her eighth goal of the season. Reilly received a through ball from classmate Allie Werner (Tyler, Texas), cut straight up through the Emerson and defense and rocketed a shot past Lions keeper Megan Rose.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- MIT keeper Ava Gillikin (Flemington, N.J.) improved to 14-0-2 and earned her eight solo shutout of the season with four saves for the Engineers this afternoon, while Rose took the loss (9-6-2) with six saves over the opening 69 minutes of action.

- The Engineers outshot Emerson by an 18-7 margin and took eight of the game's ten corner kicks.

- MIT remained at No. 6 in this week's United Soccer Coaches Division III National Poll and at No. 10 in the D3Soccer.com National Rankings. The Engineers also moved to the top of the NCAA Division III New England regional ranking.

- The win pushed MIT's unbeaten streak in NEWMAC regular season matches to 39 as this streak dates back to September 17, 2016. It also moved MIT's unbeaten streak to 17 matches and its overall winning streak to 11.

- In its ten NEWMAC matches this fall, MIT outscored its opponents by a 34-1 margin. The only school to score against the Engineers in conference play was Coast Guard back on October 19.

- Defensively, MIT closed the regular season with 17 shutouts in 20 total matches, while offensively the Engineers produced 70 goals (3.50 per game).

UP NEXT:

- MIT, which has secured the number one seed in the upcoming NEWMAC tournament, will await the winner of the No. 4 Springfield /No. 5 Emerson match for a semifinal contest slated to happen in Cambridge on Thursday evening. The time will be determined at a later point.

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