MIT’s women soccer team, ranked 25th in the nation and third in the region in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll, scored three second half goals en route to 4-0 non-conference win against Worcester State University on Tuesday evening. Co-captain Ambika M. Krishnamachar ‘15 registered one goal and two assists, while Olivia M. Struckman ‘18 and Julia M. Goupil ‘18 combined for three strikes.
Tech outshot the Lancers, 13-2, and attempted six corners, three in each stanza. Lauren S. Ullmann ‘17 pitched her third straight shutout and turned away two attempts, both coming in the first half.
Struckman put the Engineers on the board at 21:08 in the first half when she located the back of Worcester State’s goal following a pass from the left side from Krishnamachar.
Co-captain Michelle Battipaglia ‘15 helped Tech double its lead early in the second half by connecting with Krishnamachar down the left side before Struckman and Goupil padded MIT’s advantage with goals at 47:41 and 76:50.
MIT attempted to add to its lead following Goupil’s first goal of the season, but their final two chances were turned away by Jillian Witkowski.
Tech’s defense, which held their previous two opponents to just one shot in the second half, limited the Lancers’ offense to no shots in the final frame.
MIT returns to action on Saturday, September 6 when they host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 7:00 p.m., while Worcester State hosts Rhode Island College at 12:00 p.m.