NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Kameron Klauber (Carlsbad, Calif.) scored twice and fellow senior Anna Teruya (Hockessin, Del.) added another goal to help MIT shutout host Smith College, 4-0, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) field hockey action Saturday afternoon. Tech jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and never looked back, securing its 10th win on the season (10-2) and improving to 2-1 in league play. Smith falls to 2-7 overall and 0-3 in the NEWMAC.
Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) opened the scoring for MIT just 3:43 into the contest, as Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) fed the sophomore forward on a two-on-none breakaway. Teruya would find the scoring column just over four minutes later, taking a pass from Barker off of a penalty corner and pushing home her seventh marker of the season.
Klauber added an unassisted tally later in the frame and capped the scoring with help from Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.), with all four goals coming in the game's first 20 minutes.
The Pioneers would test MIT goalkeeper Casey Landry (Peabody, Mass.) toward the end of the first half, but the sophomore made three consecutive stops to preserve the clean sheet. Landry finished with four saves in just over 60 minutes of action.
The Cardinal and Gray will return home on Tuesday to face conference foe, WPI, in a key matchup. Worcester's version of the Engineers are unbeaten in league play at 2-0, after knocking off defending NEWMAC champion, Babson College, on Saturday. Tuesday's game begins at 6:00 p.m.