Field Hockey Doubles Up NEWMAC Foe Wheaton, 4-2

Field Hockey Doubles Up NEWMAC Foe Wheaton, 4-2

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 4, Wheaton College 2

- Records: MIT (8-4, 3-1 NEWMAC), Wheaton College (5-4, 1-2 NEWMAC)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Jack Barry Field)

- The Lead: The MIT field hockey team defeated Wheaton College, 4-2, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on a rainy Tuesday night in Cambridge.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 7th minute (6:00): Wheaton 1, MIT 0 - Wheaton took an early 1-0 lead when Hannah Arkin took the ball at midfield, broke away from the defense and fired a shot into the back corner of the net.

- 10th minute (9:37): MIT 1, Wheaton 1 - MIT Freshman Laura Chen (Califon, N.J.) tied the game at 1-1 just 3:37 later when she stole the ball at the top of the arc and shot it into the right side of the net.

- 23rd minute (22:06): MIT 2, Wheaton 1 - The Engineers doubled their advantage when Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) put home a low cross via Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.)

- 37th minute (36:34): Wheaton 2, MIT 2 - Just 1:34 into the second stanza, the visiting Lyons knotted the game up again after Michelle Connolly tapped in a short pass from JoAnn Bourgoin

- 44th minute (43:41) - MIT 3, Wheaton 2 - Amanda Garofalo (Fairfield, N.J.) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 44th minute when she put back a shot that was originally saved by Wheaton keeper Morgan Karnes.

- 68th minute (67:28) - MIT 4, Wheaton 2 - Goetz registered her second goal of the game and gave MIT some insurance when she fired a shot into the upper right corner off a feed from Chen.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- MIT outshot Wheaton, 24-7, and held an 11-5 margin in penalty corners.

- MIT keeper Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) improved to 8-4 this fall as she made three saves over 70 minutes between the pipes, while Karnes stopped the ball 13 times on 17 shots for Wheaton but dropped to 4-1.

- Chen and Goetz led the way for the Engineers offensively tonight as Chen tallied a goal and an assist and Goetz notched a pair of goals for her fifth multi-goal game of the season.

- The Engineers are now 26-12 against the Lyons in the all-time series between the two programs which dates back to 1988.

UP NEXT:

- MIT has 11 days off before its next game as the Engineers will host WPI for another NEWMAC match on Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 am.

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