East Texas Pipeline: Tyler's Allie Werner helps MIT reach NCAA Division III soccer Sweet 16

Published on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 22:55 - Written by PHIL HICKS, phicks@tylerpaper.com

Allie Werner, one of the all-time great soccer players from East Texas, has continued her stellar play in the northeast.

Werner, a sophomore forward at MIT, has helped the Engineers earn a Sweet 16 spot in the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament.

The 2016 All Saints Episcopal School graduate has scored five goals and recorded five assists as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has advanced to the third round of the playoffs for just the second time in program history.

MIT (20-1-1) won two playoff games at home over the weekend - 7-2 over Castleton (Vermont) and 1-0 over Middlebury (Vermont).

In the win over Castleton, Werner helped set up sophomore forward Claire O’Callaghan’s goal.

The weekend victories also gave MIT 20 wins, the highest win total in program history and the most wins for a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference team in 10 years.

The Engineers will face off against No. 10 Messiah College (Pennsylvania) (16-2-3) at 12:30 p.m. (CST) Friday at Lions Stadium on the campus of The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey.

If Werner, a four-time All-East Texas first-teamer, and the Engineers defeat Messiah they will face either The College of New Jersey (20-0-0) or Lynchburg (Virginia) (20-3-0) for the right to advance to the Final Four.