Penn Nets Game-Winner in MIT’s 4-3 Overtime Victory at Endicott

Emily Penn and Devon Goetz
Courtesy of Maude Gull

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 4, Endicott College 3 (OT)

- Records: MIT (5-0); Endicott (3-1)

- Location: Beverly, Mass. (North Field)

- The Lead: Senior Emily Penn (Columbia, Md.) found the back of the net 4:47 into overtime to give MIT a 4-3 win over Endicott College in a non-conference field hockey game on Tuesday night. The win was the second straight overtime victory for the Engineers this season as they improved to 5-0 on the year.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- MIT got on the board first courtesy of an unassisted tally from sophomore Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) in the 19th minute. The Engineers increased their lead five minutes later when sophomore Rayna Higuchi (Solana Beach, Calif.) redirected a feed from Penn.

- As the first half expired, Endicott capitalized on a penalty corner opportunity when Samantha Crowley netted her second goal of the season to make the score 2-1.

- Freshman Megan Flynn (Branchburg, N.J.) connected on a pass from Higuchi, establishing a 3-1 advantage in the 43rd minute. The Gulls battled back as Emily Hirtle cut the deficit in half less than three minutes later. Sophia Cogliano then netted the game-tying goal at 57:06 on a pass from Jaylin Grabau.

- MIT freshman goalie Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) turned away an Endicott shot with 2:48 left to play while attempts by junior Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.) and Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) were denied during the final minute of regulation. The Engineers earned a penalty corner as time wound down but they could not produce the game-winning goal.

- The Gulls struck first in overtime but Hirtle's shot was saved by Moore after 3:59 elapsed. Less than a minute later Penn tipped in Notarangelo's shot to capture the victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Moore ended the night with eight saves while Taylor Farrin made 11 stops for Endicott.

- The Engineers recorded slight edges in shots (22-21) and penalty corners (11-9).

UP NEXT:

- MIT hosts Lasell College on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6:00 p.m. on Jack Barry Field.

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Parts of release courtesy of Endicott College