Soccer Snuffs Curry, Bows to BabsonBy Thomas Kettler
The women's soccer team won its ninth game, and second league game, on Thursday, defeating Curry College 4-1 at Steinbrenner Stadium.
In the first half, MIT kept the ball effectively on the opponents' half and scored all of its four goals. Becky Hill '95 made the first goal, seven minutes into the game. Chantal Wright '95 was the next scorer, with an assist from Hill. Thuy Le '97 scored five minutes later on an assist from Hill. Finally, Dionne Chapman '94 scored while being assisted by Brindha Muniappan '94 in the final minute of the first half.
In the second half, MIT did not score but prevented Curry from having many opportunities. Karen Callaghan scored Curry's only goal seventeen minutes into the half. From then on, however, MIT kept them on the defensive.
Head coach Suzan Rowe commented, "We played a very good game. Our passing game was good in the first half. I felt we controlled the game in the first half. Very good team play."
On Saturday, goals by Julie Tienken and Christina Bostic accounted for the only scoring as Babson shut out the Engineers, 2-0. This tough loss brought MIT's season record to 9-2-1 and its league record to 2-2-1.
The women's soccer team has its final league game Wednesday against Brandeis University, and its last home game Friday versus Clark College.