MIT and Roger Williams soccer teams tie, 1-1

After double overtime, MIT and Roger Williams play to a tie for second straight year

For the second year in a row, MIT and Roger Williams University concluded their match in 1-1 tie on Tuesday afternoon at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium. Morgan K. Moroi ’16 netted her initial goal of the season at 3:29 following a pass from Ashley J. Peter ’15 before Roger Williams countered with a strike by Haley Carignan roughly six minutes later.

Roger Williams, currently ranked 10th in New England in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) regional poll, outshot MIT, 11-10, and held an advantage in corners, three to one. MIT goalkeeper Lauren Ullmann ’16 turned away four shots, including an attempt at 99:25 in the first overtime period by Jessica Valenti. Sydney Martin ’18 deflected four shots and received some help from her defense, which blocked two attempts.

Moroi put the Engineers on the board first following a pass from Peter, who slid the ball through two defenders outside the Roger Williams box. Moroi collected her teammate’s pass and fired her only shot of the contest into the back of the Hawks’ net. Roger Williams responded at 9:44 as Carignan registered her second tally of the season following a pass from Kristen Tetreault ’15 in the box.

Roger Williams tried to push ahead with six second half shots that were denied by Ullmann and Tech’s defense. Ambika Krishnamachar ’15 recorded two of her three shots in the second half, while Anna P. Zukowski ’17 saw her only attempt sail over her opponent’s goal at 48:15.

In overtime, Roger Williams attempted to net the game-winner off a corner kick at 92:41 by Kristen Casey ’17 that sailed out of the box. MIT’s lone chance came at 104:00 in the second overtime as Elena A. Gianotas ’15 fired a shot that was blocked by Paige Byrne ’18.

Both MIT and Roger Williams return to action on Saturday, September 20 as the Engineers travel to WPI for its first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match at 11:00 a.m., while the Hawks host Western New England at 1:00 p.m.