CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Kameron Klauber scored twice, her team-leading 10th and 11th tallies of the year, to help lead the MIT field hockey team to a 4-0 victory over visiting Endicott College on Tuesday night. Klauber also assisted on a third Tech goal, as the Engineers improved to 9-1 on the season with the win, their fifth straight and 18th in the past 20 games, dating back to the end of last season. Endicott suffers its fourth setback of the 2010 campaign and now stands at 6-4 overall.
The two teams battled windy and sometimes wet conditions, as neither side was able to mount much of an attack for the first 20 minutes. Klauber finally broke through with help from Maddy Wharton in the 23rd minute, as the junior forward tipped Wharton's initial shot into the cage for the 1-0 lead. Klauber then set up Kimberly Barker just 38 seconds later, as the Engineers went into halftime with a two-goal advantage.
Klauber's third marker came early in the second stanza, after her shot ricocheted off an Endicott defender and past Gulls goalkeeper, Taylor Teixeira. Molly Duffy would cap the scoring for the Cardinal and Gray with an unassisted tally with just under 13 minutes remaining.
Keri Dixon picked up her second shutout in the past two games for Tech, stopping three shots and denying the Gulls on a pair of penalty corner chances at the end of regulation. Teixeira made seven saves for the visitors.
The Engineers controlled possession for much of the game, outshooting their opponents, 15-7, and holding a 9-7 edge in corners.
Both teams will return to conference play this weekend as MIT welcomes Smith College to Jack Barry Field on Saturday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. Endicott plays host to Salve Regina University on Friday at 5:00 p.m.