WPI 1, Mount Holyoke 0
Worcester, MA --- Senior Liz Tuite (Hopkinton, MA) netted the only goal of the game and freshman Rebecca Newman (Howell, NJ) registered her second shutout of the season to help WPI defeat visiting Mount Holyoke 1-0 in NEWMAC women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon. The win pushes WPI's record to 5-8 overall and 1-3 in conference play while Mount Holyoke falls to 1-10 on the season and 0-4 in the NEWMAC.
The Engineers turned a corner kick into the match's only goal in the 30th minute when Hailey Taylor (Colusa, CA) sent the ball into the box and it deflected off the Mount Holyoke goalkeeper to Tuite, who tucked it into the goal for her first marker of the year and second of her career. The assist was Taylor's team-best fifth this fall.
The Lyons had a pair of good chances to even the match but Lauren Orr's (Fullerton, CA) direct kick from 25-yards out floated over the cross bar in the 70th minute and Mallory's Phaneuf's (Manchester, NH) shot five minutes later was cleared off the line by WPI back Liz Schreiber (Ashfield, MA). The Crimson and Gray nearly added to their lead in the 72nd minute but Kristen Garza's (Kingston, MA) blistering shot hit the post.
Newman was credited with six saves on the day en route to improving her record to 4-5 on the season while Mount Holyoke's Ingibjorg Magnusdottir (Reykavik, Iceland) made two stops.
The Lyons enjoyed a slight 12-9 edge in shots and took seven of the game's nine corner kicks. Orr led all players with seven shots for the visitors while Graza attempted three for the Engineers.
WPI returns to the field on Tuesday when they head to Wellesley for a 4:15pm road match. Mount Holyoke is also back in action on Tuesday, hosting defending NEWMAC champion Springfield at 4:30pm.