W. soccer keeps streak alive
By Sameera Iyengar
The women's soccer team is off to a flying start this season. Their record stands at 6-0, and they are looking to keep this impressive winning streak going.
The soccer team played their first Conference team, Wheaton College, last Saturday. It was a tough game, but the Engineers' strong desire to win drove them to victory by a score of 2-1.
Wheaton scored the first goal on a penalty shot. MIT came back almost immediately with a goal from Rebecca J. Hill '95 off an assist from Audrey H. Liu '93. The pair switched roles on the second goal, with Liu netting the ball off an assist from Hill.
The Engineers consistently beat Wheaton to the ball, which frustrated their opponents. MIT capitalized on this weakness and kept their cool, their control, and the game.
Though the entire team played well, special mention must be made of the halfbacks Liu, Hill, and Celia A. Fleming '93, and of stopper Gwendolyn A. Watanabe '93. They played an excellent passing game, switching fields and moving the ball around their opponents so that the opposing defense was quite confused.
The Engineers are looking extremely good this season. They have an excellent team; every position is solid and has depth. Marguerite E. O'Neill '93 defends her goal exceptionally well. Only two goals have been scored against her so far this season, while MIT has scored 19 goals against its opponents. Annette M. Lee '92 leads the field with five goals to her credit.
MIT has another game today against Smith College. This will be their second Conference game and ought to be an excellent match.
Sameera Iyengar is a member of the women's soccer team.