Worcester, MA -- Lauren Kaija (Reading, VT) and Kristen McCrea (Weymouth, MA) netted goals and Mandy St. Germain (Worcester, MA) made two saves to lift WPI past host Worcester State 2-0 in a non-conference women's soccer match played Tuesday evening between the city rivals.
WPI, who has not allowed a goal yet this season, moves to 2-0 on the season while the Lancers slip to 0-1-1 overall.
The two teams battled defensively during the beginning of the first half. In the 37th minute, Kaija put the Engineers on the board when she took a pass from Lilly Proulx (New Boston, NH) and sailed a shot into the back of the net.
After the half, WPI sealed the win early on with a goal from McCrea when she sailed past the Lancer defense and scored unassisted in the 54th minute.
St. Germain collected her second straight shutout. The senior has not allowed a goal in 180 minutes of work in 2019.
On the night WPI enjoyed a 19-6 bulge in shots and held a slight 3-2 edge in corner kicks.
A busy weekend awaits the Crimson and Gray as WPI heads to Framingham State for 11am match Saturday before hosting Trinity in its home opener on Sunday at 1pm.
Portion of Release Courtesy Worcester State Sports Information