Engineers Dominate Emmanuel
By Melissa Hart
The MIT Women’s Soccer team routed Emmanuel College Tuesday dominating the entire game and finishing with a twelve goal shut-out. The game was a 90-minute scoring frenzy for the Engineers with with three MIT players, Shirley Chan ’04, Sarah E. Mendelowitz ’03, and Diana K. Sterk ’06, each netting a pair of goals.
Twelve minutes into the match Chan netted the game-winning honors with MIT’s first goal. Four minutes later, two more midfielders connected for a goal: senior captain Kelli A. Griffin ’03 finished a superbly-played ball from Lydia A. Helliwell ’05.
Candace N. Wilson ’04 followed a shot off the crossbar to score MIT’s third goal of the game.
Freshmen make their mark
Wasting no time at all, rookie Sterk came off the bench and scored her first career goal from a set-up by fellow frosh Courtney Rothrock.
Senior defender Sheila E. Saroglou assisted for the second time this season when she headed the ball forward to Chan, who beat the Saints’ keeper for her second and the team’s fifth goal. The Sterk-Rothrock connection struck again for MIT’s sixth goal. Shortly after that, Meghan E. O’Kane ’06 chased down a through-pass from Katrien Brak ’05 to make the score 7-0 at the half.
The second period began dimly for the Saints as MIT defender Juthica B. Mallela ’06 found the back of the net off of a deep clear in the first minute. The weary Saints continued to have difficulty and Mendelowitz scored two quick goals assisted by Chan and Airis Yonekura ’05 within a ten-minute span. MIT capped its offensive bombardment with a goal by Brak at 82:38 and another by Karen A. Kinnaman ’06 with just 30 seconds to go.
Depth bodes well for MIT
A large freshman class combines with a talented group of returnees to offer MIT great depth this season. This depth was evident in the match as player after player stepped in to make a significant contribution. With the win over Emmanuel, MIT’s record improves to 2-0. The squad’s next home game is Oct. 5.