- Score: No. 16 MIT 6, Wheaton College 1
- Records: MIT (9-2, 3-1 NEWMAC); Wheaton (4-5, 0-3 NEWMAC)
- Location: Norton, Mass. (Diane C. Nordin '80 Field)
- The Lead: Five goals in the first half powered the nationally-ranked No. 16 MIT field hockey team to a 6-1 victory over NEWMAC foe Wheaton College on Tuesday night. Senior Emily Penn (Columbia, Md.) produced two assists and two goals, helping her eclipse the Institute record of 64 career goals set by Molly Duffy '14.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Following its fifth penalty corner during the opening 12 minutes of play, Penn found sophomore Taylor Grey (Horsham, Pa.) to put the Engineers on the board. MIT's advantage grew eight minutes later courtesy of Penn's record-breaking strike.
- Penn was a factor in the Engineers' next two goals as the visitors established a 4-0 lead. She first set up freshman Megan Flynn (Branchburg, N.J.) in the 24th minute and then redirected a feed from junior Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.) shortly thereafter. Senior Anna Neuman (Abingdon, Md.) capped the first-half scoring with a solo effort in the 31st minute.
- MIT increased its lead to 6-0 in the 49th minute when senior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) knocked in the rebound of Penn's previously saved shot.
- Wheaton's offense found its rhythm during the last five minutes of the game, ending the shutout with 3:44 remaining.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The Engineers outshot the Lyons, 23-12, and finished with a 16-3 advantage in penalty corners.
- Freshman goalie Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) collected four saves for MIT. Wheaton's Riley Thompson made five saves during the first 27 minutes of the game while Morgan Karnes turned away eight saves in relief.
- MIT returns to action on Thursday, Oct. 5 when it hosts Lasell College at 6:00 p.m. for the conclusion of a game that was suspended due to lightning on Sept. 14. The Engineers led the Lasers, 2-0, with 3:26 remaining in the first half.