WSOC: Cougars Fall to No. 11 MIT, 2-0

Photo: Katie Morrison
Photo: Katie Morrison

WORCESTER, Mass. – Clark University women's soccer were blanked, 2-0, by No. 11 MIT in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) bout Saturday afternoon at Granger Field.

The Basics

Score:  Engineers 2, Cougars 0

Records: Clark University (5-3-1, 0-1-1 NEWMAC) | MIT (9-1-2, 3-0 NEWMAC)

How It Happened

The Engineers, who have allowed just one goal all season, continued on their defensive theme as the Cougars could only get close enough for two shots. But Clark matched the intensity on that side of the field as the host held MIT to its fewest shot total of the year with nine. 

MIT began to mount pressure midway through the opening half, starting at the 20-minute mark with three corner kicks in quick succession. The effort paid off as the Engineers struck for the eventual game-winning marker in the 33rd minute as Allie Werner found Brigette Wang on the back-side of the Cougars defense, with Wang finding the opening for the 1-0 lead.

The Engineers doubled up their advantage in the 54th minute of play when Karenna Groff collected a nicely placed through-ball from Chessa Hoekstra before lifting her shot just over the leaping attempt from Morgan Small (Quakertown, Penn.) in the Cougars' net for the 2-0 final.

Up Next

Clark University returns to NEWMAC action on October 8 when it travels to Springfield College for a 4:00 pm contest.