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Men's Soccer Clipped By MIT, 2-1

Men's Soccer Clipped By MIT, 2-1

Boston, Mass. - September 25, 2021 - The Springfield College men's soccer program fell, 2-1, to MIT on Saturday afternoon at Steinbrenner Stadium in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.

The setback gives the Pride their first NEWMAC loss of the season and an overall record of 4-3. The Engineers sit at 6-2-1 overall and 1-0-1 in conference play. 

Springfield attacked early in the match as Jack Costa (Rocky Point, N.Y.) played a ball ahead to Finn Welch (Williamstown, Mass.), who one touched the pass over the goalie for the score. The Engineers looked to even the score with constant offensive pressure in the first half, but Knibbs and the Pride defense walled up the MIT attack, which allowed for Springfield to keep a 1-0 lead going into the half. 

At the 69:56 mark in the second half, the Engineers tied the game at 1-1 with a goal from Garrett Robinson off a cross from Aidan Hallinan. Robinson continued his offensive efforts with a feed to Peter Novoa for the 2-1 lead in the 80th-minute. Springfield looked for a tying opportunity in the waning minutes, but the Engineers held on to their advantage. 

Springfield will host Framingham State on Tuesday night at 7pm. 

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