Courtesy of Washington College Sports Information
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College handed MIT its loss of the season, defeating the visiting Engineers, 3-0, in non-conference field hockey action on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium on Saturday afternoon. MIT entered the game with a 4-0 record this season and won the New England Men's and Women's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship in 2010. All three of the Shorewomen's goals came in the first half.
Washington got on the scoreboard 1:50 into the game when senior attack Danielle Rosato gathered a ball to the left of the cage and fired it into the opposite corner. The Shorewomen scored again 6:55 later as junior attack Emily Trees sent a ball into the circle from the right side of the field and sophomore attack Hillary Kane drove the ball home from in front of the cage.
The Shorewomen added their third goal with 7:23 left in the first half when junior attack Gussie Reilly finished a long run down the field by beating a defender and rifling a shot into the back of the cage.
The Engineers limited to three shots in the contest, all of them coming in the first half. Washington finished with 26 shots - 15 in the first half and 11 in the second. The Shorewomen also enjoyed a 12-4 advantage in penalty corners.
Junior defender Brittany Palasik and sophomore defender Erin Lewns each had a defensive save in the win for Washington, while senior goalkeeper Shannon Davis recorded her first collegiate shutout. Keri Dixon made 13 saves in the loss for MIT.
The Shorewomen will play their third consecutive home game Tuesday night, hosting Goucher at 7:00 p.m. The Cardinal and Gray returns to action on Wednesday, September 15, traveling to Gordon College for a 6:00 p.m. contest.