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Women's Soccer Falls to MIT, 4-0

Elle Wierbicky
Elle Wierbicky

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Sophomore Allie Hrabchak (Princeton, N.J.) and freshman Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) each tallied a goal and assist for MIT as the Emerson women's soccer team shouldered a 4-0 shutout to the Engineers on Tuesday night at Steinbrenner Stadium. 

Emerson drops to 9-9 overall and 4-5 in NEWMAC play with the loss, while MIT ups the record to 14-4-1 overall and 7-1-1 against NEWMAC opponents.

Emerson freshman keeper Hannah Hodge (Gainesville, Ga.) was tagged with the loss and made eight saves in 90 minutes between the pipes, while MIT senior keeper Lauren Ullman (Princeton, N.J.) tallied no saves, yet MIT made one team save. MIT outshot Emerson, 17-2. 

Sophomore Paige Haley (San Diego, Calif.) led Emerson with two shots, while Hrabchak and Berzolla each tallied a goal and assist and junior Olivia Struckman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) had five shots. 

Though the first half remained scoreless, Emerson quickly found themselves behind as MIT broke the scoreless tie with four second half goals. 

Hrabchak's goal in the 46th minute broke the scoreless tie and put MIT on top 1-0 a minute into the second half. Assisted by Berzolla, Berzolla crossed a pass from the goal line to Hrabchak and buried the ball in the back right side of the goal. An Emerson foul led to a penalty kick opportunity for MIT and the Engineers capitalized - in the 56th minute, Berzolla added an insurance goal MIT and went up 2-0 in the 56th minute. Six minutes later, 

Hrabchak connected with sophomore Amy Apostol (Los Gatos, Calif.) on a short pass and Apostol shot the ball on a high arc into the top left corner past Hodge and put the Engineers up 3-0 in the 62nd minute. From a header deflected off Emerson, freshman Claire O'Callaghan (Sherborn, Mass.) deposited MIT's fourth goal into the top left corner in the 73rd minute. 

Both Emerson and MIT both wrap up the 2016 regular season on Saturday against NEWMAC opponents. The Lions return to Rotch at 1:00 p.m. to host Clark, while the Engineers remain at home and will host Coast Guard in a 5:00 p.m. contest.