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WPI's Gomarlo and MIT's Nichols, Nielan Claim Women's Soccer Weekly Awards

WPI's Gomarlo and MIT's Nichols, Nielan Claim Women's Soccer Weekly Awards

Women's Soccer Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week

Sophie Gomarlo, WPI (Senior, Swanzey, N.H.)

Gomarlo posted a hat-trick and scored a pair of game-winners, while registering a perfect shooting percentage, in the Engineers opening weekend. On Friday, the senior netted the overtime game-winner at Salem State. She followed up with the first home hat-trick since 2010 on Sunday evening versus UMass Dartmouth. 

Women's Soccer Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week

Hailey Nichols, MIT (Junior, Boulder, Colo.)

In a 2-0 week that featured victories over No. 6 Brandeis University and Lesley University, junior defender Hailey Nichols registered the game winning goal and added her first assist of the season against the nationally-ranked Judges. Nichols' and the MIT defense also shut down one of the best offenses in the nation which reached the national semifinals a year ago to just six shots - four on goal - to lead the Engineers to their first win against Brandeis since 2014. In the second game of the weekend, Nichols and the MIT defense held Lesley to just six shots on goal to aid the Engineers to a 2-0 start to the year.

Women's Soccer Defensive Athlete of the Week

Maya Nielan, MIT (Freshman, Danville, Calif.)

In a 2-0 week that featured victories over No. 6 nationally-ranked Brandeis University and Lesley University, freshman Maya Nielan registered her first two goals of her collegiate career as a defender. Additionally as part of a strong MIT defense, Nielan and her teammates held the nationally-ranked Judges' potent offense which reached the national semifinals a year ago to just six shots - four on goal - to lead MIT to its first win against Brandeis since 2014. Her second collegiate goal came as MIT's fifth of the game against Lesley and on top of her outstanding offensive efforts, held the Lynx to just six shots on goal to aid the Engineers to a 2-0 start to the year.