Colby-Sawyer ties up women's soccer
By Jennifer M. Moore
The women's soccer team ended its regular season with a
wet and scoreless game against Colby-Sawyer College Tuesday at Steinbrenner Stadium. Colby controlled the ball most of the first half, but MIT made a good defensive effort. With Alyssa Parker '91 out for the season with leg injuries, Kristen Berry '94 and Beth Nickerson '91 filled the defensive gap adequately.
With seven minutes remaining in the first half, MIT came close to scoring, but most of the action came in the second half. With 36:00 left in the game, Colby broke away with the ball at mid-field, but the kick went over the goal. Colby also missed scoring opportunities with 34:00, 13:30, and 10:30 left. And at 12:30, Curry again broke away with the ball, but again missed the shot on goal.
The Engineers showed more offense in the second half. They broke away with 31:30 left in the game, but were stopped before they could center the ball. With 4:20 left, an MIT shot on goal went wide to the right by inches. And at the 2:00 mark, with MIT rushing the goal, the Curry goalie fell, but a fullback protected the goal effectively.
With seconds left, Curry missed two free kick scoring opportunities, sending the game into overtime, where both teams again failed to score.
The Engineers took on Wellesley College yesterday in the first round of the New England Women's Eight Conference championships.
(Editor's note: A full report
on the NEW8 tournament results will appear in next Tuesday's Tech.)