MIT Women’s Soccer Topples UMass Dartmouth 5-0
Emily Kuo ’13 had three assists and two goals in a 5-0 rout of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (3-3-0) today at Roberts Field. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Corsairs, while the win extended MIT’s streak to three.
MIT (3-2-0) opened the scoring in just the fifth minute as junior Lauren R. Hernley ’11 fed the ball to Kuo thirty yards from the goal. Kuo’s one-touch pass found junior Edith R. Reshef ’11, who scored her first of the season with a well-placed header.
After five more shots went unfulfilled, the Engineers scored again in the fourteenth minute. Kuo took off on a fast break into the corner and her cross from the endline hit Alisha D. Lussiez ’12, who slipped her shot past UMass Dartmouth’s Tanya Braga.
The Corsairs never retreated and maintained offensive pressure throughout the match. Juniors Allison Carver and Katelyn Tsonis tallied three shots each for UMass Dartmouth, but MIT’s Meghan S. Wright ’13 and Katy Olesnavage ’11 flawless efforts in net kept the Corsairs scoreless.
Within the first two minutes of the second half, MIT extended its lead when senior Jean E. “Liz” Theurer ’10 powered the ball through the partial deflection of freshman keeper Jen Warren. Once again, Kuo was credited with the assist.
MIT’s offense carried their momentum through the defense of UMass Dartmouth, and in the 65th minute, Kuo caught a break-away pass from Merricka C. Livingstone ’13 and out-maneuvered Warren for her third goal of the season. Less than a minute later, Kuo tallied another goal, this time assisted by senior captain Katie Pesce.
The Engineers have the weekend off and travel to Salem State for their next match on Tuesday, September 22, at 6:00 p.m.
Paul Blascovich, DAPER Staff
MIT Hosts Inaugural Schuman Regatta
The MIT sailing team hosted the inaugural Antonia D. Schuman ’58 Regatta this past weekend. Schuman, the current President of the MIT Alumni Association, was the first woman to win a varsity letter at the Institute.
FJ’s and fleets from MIT and Harvard were used among the combined 32 races amid swirling winds of seven to 10 knots along the rainy Charles River on Saturday. The balance of the races for the 12 teams were completed in a double round-robin on Sunday.
Competing for the Engineers, who finished in eighth place, were A-Division skipper Jamie K. Curran ’11 and crew Rachel B. Licht ’10 and B-Division leader Katie Gullickand crew Jillian R. Reddy ’11.
Tufts University eked out a one-point win over Connectict College, posting a count of 215 to Connecticut’s 216. Rounding out the top five teams were Brown University, Harvard, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Mike Stoller, DAPER Staff