No. 6 MIT Records 4-0 Shutout Win at Babson
- Score: No. 6 MIT 4, Babson College 0
- Records: No. 6 MIT (14-1-2, 7-0-0 NEWMAC); Babson (6-8-1, 2-4-1 NEWMAC)
- Location: Babson Park, Mass. (Hartwell-Rogers Field)
- The Lead: The MIT women's soccer team, ranked sixth in this week's United Soccer Coaches Division III National Poll and tenth in the D3Soccer.com National Poll, remained unbeaten in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play with a 4-0 win over Babson College this afternoon.
- 6th minute (5:30) - Senior Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.) put the Engineers on the board early in the first as she took a feed from classmate Allie Werner (Tyler, Texas), cut into the middle of the box and buried the ball into the right corner of the net.
- 52nd minute (51:05) - First-year Savannah Lawrence (Tucker, Ga.) registered her fourth goal of the year after Babson failed to clear the ball at the top of the box.
- 52nd minute (51:25) - Just 24-seconds later, sophomore Karenna Groff (Weston, Mass.) took a shot as she slid through the box and notched her 13th goal of the year off a long pass from Werner. The play was initiated in MIT's half of the field by senior Sophia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.).
- 90th minute (89:23) - With 37-seconds to play in the match, first-year Kaitlin Zareno (Montebello, Calif.) tallied her first collegiate goal after she took a feed from first-year Brigette Wang (Clarksville, Md.) from the left side. Zareno lined up and buried the ball into the top of the net and over the hand of Morgan Fedosiewich.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Werner notched a career-high two assists in today's match giving her six on the season, a career-high for the senior, while Groff matched her season total from a year ago with 13 goals on the year.
- MIT keeper Ava Gillikin (Flemington, N.J.) improved to 11-0-2 this season for the Engineers with a pair of saves in net, while Fedosiewich was strong between the pipes for the Beavers with 16 saves overall, 11 of which came in the opening stanza.
- MIT outshot Babson by a 36-4 margin as 22 of those shots for the Engineers were on goal. MIT also took eight of the match's 11 corner kicks.
- The Engineers tied the program record for most shutouts in a single season and now have 14 in 17 matches this year. The last time an MIT team put together 14 shutouts in a season was in 2010 when the Engineers posted a 13-3-3 overall record.
- With four goals today, the Engineers became the sixth team in NCAA Division III Women's Soccer and first in the New England region to score 60 or more goals this season. MIT now has 63 goals, which ranks third in the country.
- MIT jumped to No. 6 in this week's United Soccer Coaches Division III National Poll and moved up to No. 10 in the D3Soccer.com National Rankings.
- The win pushed MIT's unbeaten streak in NEWMAC regular season matches to 36, which is now tied for the 14th longest in NCAA Division III Women's Soccer history with The College of New Jersey. This streak dates back to September 17, 2016. It also moved MIT's unbeaten streak to 14 matches and its overall winning streak to eight.
- In seven NEWMAC matches this fall, MIT has outscored its opponents by a 27-1 margin.
- MIT heads home for a Senior Day matchup with Springfield College on Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 pm. Prior to the contest, the Engineers will honor their seven seniors including Lily Bailey (Danvers, Mass.), Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.), Chessa Hoekstra (Portland, Maine), Claire O'Callaghan (Sherborn, Mass.), Struckman, Reilly and Werner.