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The Tech’s Athlete of the Week: Christian W. Therkelsen ’11

The MIT Men’s Soccer team has been having a fantastic season, playing their way to an 11-0-1 record, 2-0 in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) conference play. On Wednesday, the Engineers defeated Brandeis University 5-0, their largest margin of victory in a shutout in 37 years.

Christian W. Therkelson ’11 scored twice in Wednesday’s non-conference game and played a crucial role in each of the Engineer’s first four goals. Therkelsen opened scoring on a throughball from Neil S. Zimmerman ’09 five minutes into the first half. Therkelsen assisted with subsequent goals by Zachary E. Kabelac ’12 and Peter Bojo ’11 to bring MIT’s lead to 3-0 at the end of the first half.

Therkelsen scored again in the second half upon receiving a ball deflected by Brandeis goalie Sean O’Hare after a free kick by Jason Zhu ’11

—Aaron Sampson, Sports Editor