Cougars Shutout In NEWMAC Opener

Cougars Shutout In NEWMAC Opener

Worcester, Mass. – MIT junior Alissa Lussiez (Livonia, Mich.) scored the game’s lone goal in the 24 th minute and the visiting Engineers topped host Clark University in NEWMAC women’s soccer on Saturday afternoon at the Granger Soccer Complex.

The win for MIT improves their record to 5-1, including a 1-0 ledger in conference play while the Cougars drop their second straight and slip to 3-3, 0-1 in NEWMAC play.

Lussiez was set up by freshman Rachel Dias Carlson (Albany, N.Y.), who now has an assist in two of the Engineers last three games.

The shutout win for MIT is their third straight following their only loss of the season – a 2-1 defeat to Worcester State.

Lussiez, meanwhile, has continued her hot play, having scored a goal in three straight games.

MIT held a 12-9 edge in shots and sophomore Megan Wright made the Lussiez tally stand by turning back four Clark shots.

Cougar netminder Joanna Clark (Windham, Maine) made six stops for Clark, who returns to the field on Wednesday when they visit Keene State. MIT hosts Lesley University on Tuesday beginning at 4:00 p.m.