Morgan K. Moroi ’16 recorded one goal and one assist as MIT claimed their first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory with a 2-1 win over Springfield College on Saturday, September 27. MIT, which improves to 5-3-2 overall and 1-0-1 in conference play, earns their first victory against the Pride since defeating them in the NEWMAC Championship in 2009, while Springfield, which is currently ranked seventh in New England, falls to 4-2-1 and 1-1.
MIT outshot Springfield, 14-9, while the Pride held an advantage in corners, 4-2. Lauren S. Ullmann ’17 turned away three shots and Springfield goalkeeper Lucy Gillett recorded five saves.
Following a scoreless first half, MIT netted the game’s first goal when Moroi connected with Olivia M. Struckman ’18, who netted her fifth goal of the season at 65:14. Moroi would locate the back of the net roughly seven minutes later as she fired home her second goal of the season following a pass from Zara A. Perumal ’16.
Springfield sliced the deficit at 82:02 as Nicole Fowler scored following a feed from Jessica Miller. After Fowler’s goal, Springfield tried to even the score at 87:46 when Fowler directed a shot toward the MIT cage that sailed wide.
Both teams return to action next week as MIT hosts Mount Holyoke College on Saturday, October 4 for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff, while Springfield entertains Williams College on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.