Women’s SoccerDefeats WPI 4-0,Extends Streak to Five Women’s Cross Country Finishes ThirdAt Codfish Bowl

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Emily Kuo ’13 dribbles through a Worcester Polytechnic Institute defensive player during the game on Saturday. The MIT Engineers won 4-0, extending their winning streak to five games.
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Women’s SoccerDefeats WPI 4-0,Extends Streak to Five

In a battle of the Engineers, MIT Women’s Soccer won a 4-0 shutout over WPI in its conference opener Saturday at Roberts Field. MIT (5-2) has now won five in a row, while WPI (3-6) has lost two straight.

In the 15th minute, MIT’s Edith R. Reshef ’11 opened the scoring when she recovered the ball from WPI’s defense and slid it in the net with lofted shot from twenty-five yards.

Later in the half, Reshef drove a breakaway deep into the corner and turned the ball along the endline. WPI keeper Ally Stoyle was caught helpless as Reshef found freshman Merricka C. Livingstone ’13 undefended just five yards in front of the net; Livingstone’s put-away was her second of her career.

WPI’s best scoring opportunity came near the end of the first half. After drawing a pair of MIT fouls, WPI’s offense forced a corner kick with ninety seconds to play. Freshman Linsey Grasis’ shot ended up just wide of the post, leaving the score 2-0 at halftime.

MIT’s scoring leader Emily Kuo ’13 extended the lead in the 68th minute when she gathered a pass from fellow freshman Andrea Y. Park ’13 and nailed a perfectly-placed shot in the top corner of the goal. MIT closed out the scoring in the 84th minute when Stephanie D. Cooke ‘13 scored her first career goal on a corner kick from defender Connie Y. Park ’13.

MIT hosts the Bears of Bridgewater State in its next game this Thursday, October 1, at 7 p.m.

—Paul Blascovich, DAPER Staff

Women’s Cross Country Finishes ThirdAt Codfish Bowl

The MIT women’s cross country team, which came into this weekend’s race ranked ninth in the country, received a strong effort from a small group of runners to take third place at the Codfish Bowl at Franklin Park on Saturday. Alina E. Gatowski ’11 led the way for the Engineers, who sent just five runners to the meet, as the scored 129 points, tops among all Division III teams.

Gatowski came through in 18:30.9 to finish in seventh place overall. Two other MIT harriers would earn spots in the top 20 as well. Katherine J. Eve ‘12 ran 19:21.1, good for 16th while freshman Melissa A. Showers ’13 (19:26.7) took 18th place in her collegiate debut. Alicia J. Kaestli ’12 was not far behind, crossing the finish in 19:44.1 in 25th. Janice O’Brien ’12 was the final runner for the Cardinal and Grey, running 20:57.8 in the 71st position.

Division I power Stony Brook University easily took the team title with three of the top four finishers and all five runners scoring in the top 10.

MIT will travel to Keene State College next Saturday, October 3 for an Invitational meet.

—Greg McKeever, DAPER Staff