Women's Soccer Ends with 2-2 TieBy Thomas Kettler
The women's soccer team finished its league season Wednesday with a tie against the Brandeis University Judges by a score of 2-2 at Steinbrenner Stadium. The team's overall record is now 9-2-2 with a final league record of 2-2-2.
In the first half, MIT kept the ball on the Judges half of the field and scored its only two goals of the match. It started in the first minute when Chantal Wright '95 scored her ninth goal. Eighteen minutes later, Becky Hill '95 scored her 18th goal of the season. However in the final minute, Kristen Woodcock scored for Brandeis.
In the second half, the Judges kept the Engineers on their toes as they consistently kept the ball on the MIT half of the field. However, they could only muster one goal as Cheryl Walker scored for Brandeis in the eighth minute of the half. As a result, the game went into overtime.
In both overtime periods, neither MIT nor Brandeis could mount an effective attack as neither one scored on the opportunities they had. Thus, the game ended in a tie.
Head coach Suzan Rowe commented, "I think we played very tough and competent in the first half. We played our game with a two minute let up in the first half. Brandeis is a very good team and you can't let up."
She continued, "I was disappointed in the second half. We played too cautiously and defensively -- never gave ourselves a chance for a shot on goal. We were too concerned with passing and didn't give ourselves any scoring opportunities."
The game versus Clark College will be the team's final home game for the season. "We have a tough game Friday versus Clark to start homecoming weekend and welcome any of our fans that will come and see us play," Rowe said.