Women's Soccer Remains UnbeatenBy Thomas Kettler
The women's soccer team defeated Nichols College Saturday for its seventh win, making its record 1-0-1 in the league. The Engineers won by a score of 4-1 on four goals by Becky Hill '95 in the match at Steinbrenner Stadium.
During the first half, MIT kept the ball on the Nichols side of the field but was only able to score once. That goal by Hill occurred halfway through the half on an assist from Chantal Wright '95.
In the second half, MIT's superior speed resulted in three goals. Hill's second goal came nine minutes into the half on an assist by Dionne Chapman '94. Ten minutes later, Kendra Cestone scored the only Nichols goal of the match. However, at the midway point of the half, and again four minutes later, Hill scored the final goals of the game on assists by Wright. After that, MIT kept the ball in Nichols' end of the field but was unable to score again.
Hill's performance was even more memorable since her family had come up for the weekend and was watching the game. The goals gave her 14 for the year, with 32 points overall since she has also made four assists. She indicated that although she and Wright form an impressive combination, they "don't practice with each other outside of practice. We're just good friends."
Head coach Suzan Rowe was extremely pleased with the team's performance on Saturday. "It's great to have a go-to person for scoring," she said. She also felt that the team was well-prepared for the forthcoming conference play.
The soccer team continues league play this week: Tuesday at Wellesley College and here Saturday versus Smith College.