CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - With the score even at 1-1, MIT junior Joshua Wilson (West Chester, Pa.) blasted a free kick from the 30 yard line into the back corner of the net with 15 seconds to play in regulation to lift the Engineers to a 2-1 non-conference win over Worcester State on a rainy Wednesday night in Cambridge.
October 25, 2017
Score: MIT 2, Worcester State 1
Records: MIT (6-6-4) | Worcester State (9-7)
Worcester State scored the game's first goal 26:19 into the opening stanza. Dillon Pooler (Southampton, Mass.) lined up for a free kick on the right side of the field and found the head of Matthew Dent (Ludlow, Mass.), who registered his fourth goal of the year, as he tucked the ball just inside the left post for the 1-0 lead.
MIT would have to wait until there was 27-seconds remaining in the first half to score the equalizer. Freshman Loukas Carayannopoulos (Westfield, N.J.) took a throw in from deep in Worcester State territory, it bounced off the head of a defender and landed at the feet of Wilson, who shot the ball past Lancers goalkeeper Henri Guilmette (Franklin, Mass.) to tie the game at 1-1 at the break.
The game would remain tied at 1-1 until there was just 15 seconds remaining in regulation. Wilson was awarded a free kick from about 30 yards away as clock was running and fired the ball into the left side of the net to give MIT the 2-1 non-conference victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- MIT held a slim margin in shots (12-8) and edged Worcester State in corner kicks, 3-2.
- MIT keeper Jeremy Cowham (Quincy, Mass.) improved to 6-6-4 as he made on save in net for the Engineers, while Abdul Frederick (Shrewsbury, Mass.) (1-1), who came on in relief of Guilmette in the second half dropped his first decision of the year with one save for the Lancers.
- Worcester State is now 0-3 against the Engineers all-time, which dates back to 2015. Last year's meeting in Worcester also resulted in a 2-1 loss for the Lancers.
Worcester State rounds out its regular schedule with a road match at Mass. Maritime on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.
Release Courtesy of MIT Sports Information