- Score: No. 14 MIT 7, Clark University 0
- Records: No. 14 MIT (13-2, 6-1 NEWMAC); Clark (5-11, 1-6 NEWMAC)
- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Jack Barry Field)
- The Lead: Nine different players recorded at least one point to help the nationally-ranked No. 14 MIT field hockey team defeat Clark University, 7-0, on Saturday afternoon. Junior Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.) led the way with two goals and one assist while freshman Megan Flynn (Branchburg, N.J.) produced one goal and two assists.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Clark nearly opened the scoring during a flurry of activity in the 12th minute. Oliva Barksdale's bid was stopped by freshman goalie Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) but it resulted in a penalty corner. Anjelica Gonzalez and Chase Collier both put shots on net after action resumed, however, Moore denied both attempts.
- MIT ended the scoreless affair in the 14th minute when Tregoning collected a long pass and sprinted to the cage. As she fell to the ground, she was able to put the ball between goalie Dani Michaud's legs. Tregoning increased the Engineers' advantage eight minutes later after she redirected Flynn's feed to the near post.
- Following their own timeout with 7:43 on the clock, the Cougars produced a pass from the far side that went through MIT's defense. Collier ran it down just inside the arc and despite being sandwiched by a pair of defenders, she was able to put a shot on net which was stopped by Moore.
- Clark had several opportunities to end the shutout during the opening stages of the second stanza as there were many bouncing balls in the arc but the attack could not corral them for a shot.
- The Engineers established a 3-0 lead just over 10 minutes into the second half. On a penalty corner, junior Amanda Garofalo (Fairfield, N.J.) passed the ball to classmate Emma Majercak (Wayne, Pa.) who found sophomore Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) on the far side where she unleashed a one-timer to the middle of cage.
- Over the course of the next 11 minutes, the Cougars saw Michaud rack up seven saves while Mallory Thompson and Anjelica Gonzalez both earned defensive saves to help keep them within striking distance.
- The hosts eventually broke through in the 58th minute. Goetz sent an arcing pass over Clark's defense which was collected by Tregoning on the near side. She dribbled the ball to the arc and then set up Garofalo for the strike that went to the far post.
- Flynn was a factor in MIT's next two goals which created a 6-0 advantage. She earned the assist on senior Katie Notarangelo's (Foxboro, Mass.) strike with 9:56 left to play and then found the back of the cage following junior Allie Shepard's (Wexford, Pa.) pass on the far side.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- MIT ended the day with a 39-4 advantage in shots and a 7-1 edge in penalty corners.
- Moore finished with four saves, all coming in the first half. Michaud recorded 14 saves in 62 minutes of action while Katie Crowley turned away two shots in relief.
- MIT wraps up the regular season with a trip to NEWMAC foe Springfield College on Saturday, Oct. 28. Clark, meanwhile, returns to action on Wednesday, Oct. 25 when it visits Johnson & Wales University.