Women's Soccer Shutout by MIT

Women's Soccer Shutout by MIT

Courtesy of MIT Sports Information

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Thomas College women's soccer team fell to unbeaten MIT, 7-0, in a non-conference matchup on Saturday at Steinbrenner Stadium.

The Terriers still search for their first win at 0-3 while the Engineers add their fifth-straight at 5-0.

MIT opened the scoring in the 14th minute when Hailey Nichols headed home her second goal of the year on a corner kick by Emily Berzolla as the Engineers held an early 1-0 lead. MIT then scored twice in a span of 57-seconds in the 20th minute. Julia Goupil rocketed in a left footed goal from about 20 yards out at 19:32 and then Allie Hrabchak headed in her fifth goal of the season off a corner kick from Berzolla for the 3-0 advantage.

The Engineers weren't done scoring in the opening stanza. At the 27:15 mark, Chessa Hoekstra drove down the sideline and fired a shot into the upper right corner of the let for the 4-0 lead and then about four minutes later, Kiara Wahnschafft headed home her first collegiate goal on an excellent corner kick by Selin Selman.

The score would remain the same until the 80th minute when Hoekstra registered her second goal of the game on a through ball by Lucy Halperin at midfield. MIT would add its seventh goal on Sarah DiIorio's first of the collegiate goal on a pass by Hoekstra.

MIT's defense held Thomas to zero shots as Chris Sacha got her first collegiate start and win before Riley Terando played the final 27:46 in first minutes of her career in between the pipes. Terriers' keeper Kayla Gordon (Wiscasset, Maine) made ten saves in a complete game effort for the visitors.

The Engineers outshot the Terriers by a 22-0 margin and held an 8-0 differential in corner kicks.

Thomas will play at home for the first time this season on Wednesday, September 13 as they face rival Colby College at 5:30 p.m.