Worcester, Mass. – Behind a goal and two assists from Emily Berzolla, visiting MIT won their seventh straight contest by defeating New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival Clark University 5-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Score: MIT 5, Clark University 0
Records: Clark University 7-4-1 (1-3 NEWMAC); MIT 11-3 (4-1 NEWMAC)
Location: Granger Soccer Turf, Worcester, Mass.
How It Happened:
The Engineers got their offense going early when Hailey Nichols (Boulder, Colo.) sent a ball into the box off a corner kick that Berzolla put in the back of the net at 18:40.
MIT went on to double their lead when Allie Werner (Tyler, Texas) touched a pass to a streaking Claire O'Callaghan (Sherborn, Mass.) who took a few dribbles with a defender on her hip and slipped a ball into the far left corner past a diving Juliana Christy (Plainville, Conn.) in the game's 32nd minute.
The Engineer offense kept its foot on the gas in the opening moments of the second half when a loose ball out in front of the goal mouth squirted away from Christy and Berzolla was there to tap it home just 27 seconds into the half.
MIT notched another goal – this one coming in the 55th minute - as Berzolla sent a direct kick to the left of the goal and it found Allie Hrabchak (Princeton, N.J.), who blasted it into the back of the net for a 4-0 Engineer advantage.
The scoring ended as time wound down late in the period when O'Callaghan hooked up with Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.) for her fifth goal of the season at 85:57.
MIT peppered Christy all afternoon long, outshooting the Cougars 24-5. Christy, meanwhile, was strong in goal despite the loss, tying her career-high with 11 saves. Her counterpart, Lauren Ullman (Princeton, N.J.), only needed to make three stops to register her seventh shutout this season and the 21st of her career.
Clark is back in action on Tuesday when they welcome league rival Springfield College to Worcester, while the Engineers return to action tomorrow when they visit Williams College, the nation's No. 1 team.