BOSTON, Mass. – Even with a stellar fight, a first-half MIT goal was all that was necessary on the night as the Emerson Women's Soccer Team fell 1-0 to close out their 2013 home season. The Lions are now 7-10-1 overall and 2-6-1 in NEWMAC play while MIT improves to 12-2-3 and 7-1-1 in conference play.
The first half saw the Engineers come out hot on offense as they put up nine shots to Emerson's two. After that the game was even keeled with the Lion defense working overtime. The Engineers finally broke the tie in the 25th minute of play as Rachel Dias Carlson deposited a ball to Ambika Krishnamachar who weaved past two EC defenders before putting a shot into the top right corner to head into the break up 1-0.
The second half saw the Lions step up the feistiness as they put up five fouls to MIT's four while the Engineers repeated their nine shots to Emerson's two. The Lion offense couldn't breakthrough in the half, but the EC defense was stellar with Allie Altman making four saves in the game and putting up a shutout second half as the match closed out with the 1-0 final in MIT's favor.
Next up the Lions will travel to Clark this Saturday to close out their regular season with a 1 p.m. match in Worcester, Mass.