McIninch and Doherty Tally Goals as Women's Soccer Ties Wentworth

Abbie McIninch

Worcester, MA --- The WPI and Wentworth women's soccer teams played to a 2-2 stalemate in a non-conference match on Tuesday night at Alumni Field. With the result, the Engineers move to 6-2-1 while the Leopards now sport a 2-4-2 ledger. 

Junior Abbie McIninch (New Kent, VA) scored the first Engineer goal in three games with a header off a corner kick taken by senior Megan Forti (Lynn, MA) late in the fifth minute. With 7:10 remaining in the frame, Wentworth junior Olivia Moore (Salem, CT) leveled the contest at 1-all with a header following a wild scrum in front of the net following a corner kick. Junior Tori Armishaw (Scarborough, ME) used the Leopard's first shot on goal of the contest to setup the rebound opportunity. Through 45 minutes, WPI held a slim 9-6 margin in shots and were awarded three of the four corner kicks. 

In the 54th minute, Forti's corner kick was batted away by the Wentworth netminder to setup a one-timer off the foot of sophomore Emily Doherty (Shrewsbury, MA) for the 2-1 advantage. Freshman Amanda Weinberger (Colchester, CT) brought the contest back to a deadlock with 10:47 remaining as she found an opening in the left side of the net from 20 yards out. Rookie Mykaela Scarpace (Marlborough, CT)  looked to put the Leopards on top with a free kick in the 87th minute but was denied by senior Maddie Willer (Penfield, NY). The Engineers once again outshot the Leopards 9-6 to go along with the only corner kick of the frame. 

In the first overtime, Moore had a pair of golden opportunities but her breakaway attempts were broken up inside the box. Sophomore Miranda Stuckey (Lafayette, IN) thwarted a pair of chances by Forti in the waning moments of the second overtime session to keep the game knotted at 2-2. 

Willer collected six saves for WPI while Stuckey stopped 12 as each backstop recorded a pair of saves in the second overtime. 

Both teams are on the road this Saturday. WPI heads back into NEWMAC action with a trip to regionally-ranked Wheaton for a 1pm showdown while Wentworth resumes its CCC slate with a noon tilt at Endicott. 

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