Cambridge, Mass. - September 25, 2010 - Jackie Moscardelli found the back of the net just over five minutes into overtime to lift the visiting Springfield College women's soccer team past MIT, 2-1, on Saturday at Robert's Field in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) matchup.
MIT now drops to 6-2 overall and sees its NEWMAC ledger level at 1-1, while Springfield College improves to 2-0 in the conference and 5-3 overall on the season.
Moscardelli blasted a shot from thirty yards out over the head of MIT goalie Meghan Wright to end the overtime period and give the visitors an important NEWMAC win. With it came revenge of sorts for last year's conference championship game in which the Engineers prevailed 1-0.
MIT did hold a lead first in this game, as they struck at the half hour mark when junior Alisha Lussiez took a throw-in from senior Claire DeRosa in the attacking end. Lussiez turned with the ball past her defender and slammed the ball into the near side of the net for her team-leading tenth goal of the season.
The Pride valiantly responded just moments later. Pride substitute Brittany Collins poked the ball into the back of the net, evening the score at a goal apiece, which is how things stayed through regulation time.
Erin Greenstein allowed one goal and stopped one shot as the hosts could only manage two shots on goal. Meghan Wright made four saves in goal for the Engineers, but was left helpless as Moscardelli's shot sailed over her head and tucked just under the crossbar.
The Pride will play a non-conference game at Rhode Island College on Tuesday afternoon, while MIT has a non-conference match on Thursday at Bridgewater State.