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Women's Soccer Tops Salve Regina

By Thomas Kettler

The undefeated women's soccer team trounced Salve Regina College of Newport, R.I. Tuesday for its fifth win of the season. The Engineers won by a score of 5-1 in the match at Steinbrenner Stadium.

The first half was a defensive struggle for MIT as Salve Regina effectively kept the ball on the MIT half of the field, allowing Thea Bartha of Salve Regina to score the first goal of the match seven minutes into the half. MIT did not score until 12 minutes before halftime, as Naomi Stone '96 made her first goal of the season on an assist from Chantal Wright '95.

In the second half, MIT's superior numbers wore down Salve Regina and the Engineers scored four goals. The first came 17 minutes into the half as Thuy Le '97 scored with an assist from Becky Hill '95. Theresa Chiueh '94 made the second goal and her second of the season six minutes later from Le's assist. Then, MIT scored again six minutes later on Hill's fifth goal with assists to Chiueh and Dionne Chapman '94. With eight minutes left, Wright closed out the scoring on her sixth goal from Chapman's second assist of the game.

The soccer team plays again Thursday at Regis College and here Saturday versus Nichols College.