Mon. Sep 25th, 2023

HOBOKEN, N.J. (September 9, 2023) – Senior Elsa Bley scored her first goal of the season as the Stevens Institute of Technology women’s soccer team tied No. 18 Calvin by a score of 1-1 in a non-conference match on Friday evening at the DeBaun Athletic Complex. The game was a part of the 19th Stevens Engineering Cup. Stevens would end up winning on penalty kicks by a score of 3-2 as part of the tournament rules.

The Ducks (0-2-1) earned their first result of the season. On the other hand, it was the first match for Calvin (2-0-1) on the year that didn’t result in a victory for them. Earlier in the day as part of the Engineering Cup, NYU took down Widener by a score of 4-0. Per the Engineering Cup rules, teams get three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. You also get one extra point if you win on penalties after a draw. After day one, NYU is in first with three points, followed by Stevens with two, Calvin with one, and Widener with zero.

Stevens took the game to Calvin early on as they came out aggressively. The Ducks maintained possession in the attacking half throughout the first ten minutes. The breakthrough came early for Stevens as Bley was able to boot a ball with her left foot from about 25 yards out into the top right corner of the net to put the Ducks up 1-0. Seven minutes later, Calvin struck the woodwork as their tying effort came up short. Fast forward to the end of the half, Calvin scored what they thought would be the tying goal as the buzzer sounded, but eventually the refs ruled out the goal as the Ducks took a 1-0 into the half.

The second half proved more fruitful for the Knights as they found their footing into the game. The team forced a couple saves from sophomore Kenny Donley early on. Calvin found their equalizer in the 85th minute as Stevens conceded another late goal for the second game in a row. The match would finish in a 1-1 tie. As part of the Engineering Cup, the match went to penalties with Stevens winning 3-2.

Top Performers

  • Bley’s goal was her first of the season and the fourth of her career.
  • Bley and graduate students Rachel Rouse and Julia Cairns each converted their penalties.
  • Senior Dana Perry made one save in 45 minutes.
  • Sophomore Kenny Donley made four saves in 45 minutes of action.
  • Stevens recorded 12 shots with four landing on target.
  • Bley was issued a yellow card.

The Opponent

  • Kalex Dodge made three saves in 90 minutes of action.
  • Sophie Mueller scored the goal while Mia Brown provided the assist.
  • The Knights had 12 shots with six going on target.

Around the MAC Freedom

  • FDU-Florham 2, College of Mount Saint Vincent 1 F/SUN
  • King’s 1, Drew 3 F/SUN
  • No. 5 Misericordia 4, Emerson 0 F/SUN
  • Arcadia 1, No. 7 William Smith 4 F/SUN
  • Immaculata 0, King’s 3 F/WED
  • Dickinson 1, DeSales 0 F/WED
  • Ursinus 3, Arcadia 0 F/WED
  • Stevenson 5, Delaware Valley 3 F/WED
  • FDU-Florham 1, Kean 2 F/WED
  • Delaware Valley 6, Cairn 1 F/THUR
  • Arcadia 2, Westfield State 3
  • No. 2 Case Western 2, No. 5 Misericordia 0

Up Next: Stevens hosts NYU in the final match of the Engineering Cup on Sunday. Stevens is 11-2-1 all-time against NYU, with the teams drawing in the last meeting. Links for live stats and video are posted to

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