Women’s soccer team wins 2-1

MIT claims its first NEWMAC victory over Springfield

Morgan K. Moroi ’16 recorded one goal and one assist as MIT claimed their first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory with a 2-1 win over Springfield College on Saturday, September 27. MIT, which improves to 5-3-2 overall and 1-0-1 in conference play, earns their first victory against the Pride since defeating them in the NEWMAC Championship in 2009, while Springfield, which is currently ranked seventh in New England, falls to 4-2-1 and 1-1.

MIT outshot Springfield, 14-9, while the Pride held an advantage in corners, 4-2. Lauren S. Ullmann ’17 turned away three shots and Springfield goalkeeper Lucy Gillett recorded five saves.

Following a scoreless first half, MIT netted the game’s first goal when Moroi connected with Olivia M. Struckman ’18, who netted her fifth goal of the season at 65:14. Moroi would locate the back of the net roughly seven minutes later as she fired home her second goal of the season following a pass from Zara A. Perumal ’16.

Springfield sliced the deficit at 82:02 as Nicole Fowler scored following a feed from Jessica Miller. After Fowler’s goal, Springfield tried to even the score at 87:46 when Fowler directed a shot toward the MIT cage that sailed wide.

Both teams return to action next week as MIT hosts Mount Holyoke College on Saturday, October 4 for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff, while Springfield entertains Williams College on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.