WORCESTER – The WPI women's soccer team picked up a 3-0 victory over Mount Holyoke Saturday evening at Alumni Stadium.
As a result, the Engineers will share the regular season title with MIT and, thanks to WPI's 2-1 double OT win on September 17, the Crimson and Gray will be the top seed in next week's NEWMAC Women's Soccer Championship. WPI will face the winner of Tuesday's 4/5 game at noon on Saturday.
Prior to the match, seniors Jane Bingel (Wrentham, MA), Erin Bracken (Bridgewater, MA), Janine Fatal (Amesbury, MA), Lynn Renner (Aberdeen, SD), Lindsay Schneider (East Lyme, CT), Emma Turton (Poland, ME), graduate student Jaime Espinola (Greensboro, NC), and senior manager Rebecca German (Sandwich, MA) were honored for their contributions to WPI athletics and the women's soccer program.
Late in the second minute the Engineers benefited from an own goal as Turton's cross was knocked in by a Mount Holyoke defender. With 3:30 left in the half, junior Lizzie Rooney (Harvard, MA) finished off a rebound on a shot initially taken by junior Sophie Gomarlo (Swanzey, NH). Espinola converted a penalty kick at 71:56 to cap the scoring. The Boynton Hiller's defense did not allow a shot on goal.
Mount Holyoke sophomore Sara Sanau Ruiz (Zaragoza, Spain) was credited with a pair of shots to go along with one by rookie McKenna Lamb (Redland, CA). senior Zoe Marshall (Mississauga, Ontario) made nine stops on 12 attempts that came her way.
Overall, WPI had the 18-3 bulge in shots and a 5-2 edge in corner kicks.
The Lyons wrap up their season with an 8-10 record overall and 2-8 in conference action.
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