Field Hockey Finds Win in Second Overtime Game of the Week

Sept. 16, 2004

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CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Two days after a heart-breaking overtime loss to Salve Regina University, MIT found itself on the winning side of its double-overtime game against Simmons College on Thursday. With 9:08 remaining in the second overtime period the Engineers (2-3) were awarded a penalty corner. Noelle Kanaga took the penalty corner, sending her pass to Deanna Lentz. Lentz returned the ball to Kanaga, who crossed it to Cheryl Texin who flicked it into the top left corner of the cage.

"Our defense played really well, which gave us a chance to win," said head coach Cheryl Silva. Amanda Smith had an unbelievable goal line defensive save and goalkeepers Alexa Herman and Safia Chettih combined for Tech's first shutout of the season. As has been the case for most of the season, Herman started the game and Chettih entered in the second half. Chettih had an incredible performance, collecting eight saves before leaving with five minutes left in regulation due to an injury. After she became injured but before she could be substituted, Chettih made one last amazing stop. Faced with a one-on-one situation, she picked herself off the ground, got into position and redirected the shot to preserve the deadlock. Herman then re-entered the game, finishing with three saves.

The next game for MIT will be Tuesday, Sept. 21 when it hosts Nichols College.