- Score: No. 16 MIT 3, Lasell 1
- Records: MIT (10-2); Lasell (10-2)
- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Jack Barry Field)
- The Lead: On Thursday evening, the No. 16 ranked MIT field hockey team improved to 10-2 overall on the season with a 3-1 win over Lasell College. The game was the completion of a contest from September 14th that was suspended due to lightning with 3:26 remaining in the first half as MIT led 2-0 over the Lasers.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Junior Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.) put MIT on the board 3:26 into the contest when she deflected senior Katie Notarangelo's (Foxboro, Mass.) cross at the near post. The Engineers increased their advantage just over four minutes later following a penalty corner. Lasell goalie Denise Landry kicked away senior Emily Penn's (Columbia, Md.) shot, however, the rebound went directly to freshman Megan Flynn (Branchburg, N.J.) at the top of the arc. She immediately sent the ball back in to sophomore Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) who redirected it for the goal.
- As play resumed, neither team had a scoring chance over the last 3:26 of the half as the game headed to the break at 2-0 in favor of MIT.
- The Lasers cut the lead in half on one of their five penalty corners of the second period as Nikki Pignone took a pass from Mindy Esposito and fired it into the left side of the net just 8:36 into the second. Lasell's Cailin Flannery had a great chance with 19:15 remaining, but that was turned aside by MIT freshman goalie Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.).
- Notarangelo and Goetz combined for a key insurance goal with 13:33 remaining as Goetz fired a shot towards the left side of the net that was tipped in by Notarangelo for the 3-1 advantage.
- The Lasers had another great chance with 10:45 on the clock as well as Samantha Taylor had the ball tipped away just at the last second as she was taking on Moore one-on-one. Taylor nearly scored with under a minute left as well, as she picked off an MIT pass near midfield and blasted a shot that was saved by Moore.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Notarangelo and Goetz each finished with a goal and an assist in the victory as the Engineers outshot the Lasers by a 19-8 margin. MIT also held a 13-5 advantage in penalty corners, including 8-5 in an action-packed second half of play.
- Moore made seven saves to earn her 10th win of the season, while Landry had nine stops for Lasell.
- With the 10-2 mark for MIT, Engineers head coach Cheryl Silva now has 16 double-digit win seasons over her career.
- MIT is back in action on Saturday, October 14th as the Engineers travel to WPI for a NEWMAC game beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Worcester.