McCrea Scores Game-Winner as Women’s Soccer Secures Fifth Consecutive Triumph

Kristen McCrea

WORCESTER – Junior Kristen McCrea (Weymouth, MA) scored in the 76th minute to guide the WPI women's soccer team to a 1-0 triumph over visiting Mount Holyoke Saturday afternoon in Alumni Stadium.

With the win, the Engineers (10-4, 4-2 NEWMAC) achieve 10 wins for the fourth consecutive season and for the fifth time in six years for head coach Steph Riley-Schafer. Mount Holyoke falls to 3-9-1 and 1-6.

McCrea, who led the team with 13 shots (seven on-goal), snuck the ball just below the crossbar off a feed from sophomore Leah Beauton (Colchester, CT). WPI would outshoot their guests 31-2 and 17-1 on-net. The Crimson and Gray also enjoyed a 6-1 margin in corner kicks.

Senior Amanda Manaster (Beverly Hills, CA) stopped 15 shots for the Lyons while junior Abby Tuckett (Cambridge, MA) notched a team save in the 18th minute. Senior Dale Leonheart (Petaluma, CA) accounted for Mount Holyoke's two shots, including one on-goal in the 38th minute which was handled by WPI senior Gabriela Hoops (Stonington, CT).

WPI hosts Wheaton Tuesday at 7pm while Mount Holyoke entertains RPI Wednesday at 6pm.