The MIT men’s soccer team secured a 4-1 victory over the host Endicott College Gulls on Tuesday night thanks to a trio of second-half goals. Zachary E. Kabelac ’12 paced the Engineers’ balanced attack with two assists while four different players found the back of the net to score. Thomas S. Caldwell ’09 collected three saves in goal.
Christian W. Therkelsen ’11 broke up a scoreless game at the 16:18 mark when he collected a through-ball from Kabelac and beat the Gulls’ goalie in a one-on-one situation. Endicott tallied the equalizer 14 seconds later as Benjamin Graves capitalized on a cross from TJ Sapienza. The deadlock would hold for the remainder of the first half.
MIT ended the defensive battle after 5:54 had passed in the second half as Peter Bojo ’11 corralled Kabelac’s shot off the post and buried a quick strike for what proved to be the game-winner. David M. Nole ’09 gave the Engineers some breathing room in the 82nd minute with a header to the right of the goalie following a cross from Neil S. Zimmerman ’09. MIT capped the scoring with 1:26 remaining in regulation. Tristan. G. Kooistra ’09 sent a cross into the box which was headed by Kevin L. Chou ’11 to the back right corner of the net.