Strong Second Half Helps Field Hockey Defeat Mount Holyoke, 6-2

Emma Majercak
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- Score: MIT 6, Mount Holyoke College 2

- Records: MIT (5-4, 1-1 NEWMAC); Mount Holyoke (3-5, 0-2 NEWMAC)

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

- The Lead: Four goals in the second half, all coming from first-year Paige Forester (Glencoe, Ill.), propelled the MIT field hockey team to a 6-2 win over NEWMAC foe Mount Holyoke College on Saturday. She was one goal shy of tying the MIT single-game record that is shared by Katherine Merrilees '97 and Kameron Klauber '12.


- 17th Minute (16:56) – MIT 1, Mount Holyoke 0: Following a breakaway along the far side of the field, senior Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) put a shot into the middle of the cage.

- 20th Minute (19:22) – MIT 1, Mount Holyoke 1: After an MIT turnover, Margaret Robb collected a loose ball in the arc and in a one-on-one situation with junior goalie Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.), she sent a sweeping shot from the middle of the arc to the near post.

- 26th Minute (25:29) – MIT 2, Mount Holyoke 1: Goetz corralled the rebound of a saved shot and found junior Amanda Garofalo (Fairfield, N.J.) for the quick redirection.

- 32nd Minute (31:21) – MIT 3, Mount Holyoke 1: Forester knocked in the rebound of a saved shot.

- 34th Minute (33:03) – MIT 3, Mount Holyoke 2: Following a penalty corner, Kass Lawrence poked in the rebound of a saved shot at the far post.

- 38th Minute (37:23) – MIT 4, Mount Holyoke 2: Sophomore Emily Genevriere (San Jose, Calif.) found Forester in a crowd, who sent the ball past Mount Holyoke goalie Morgan Turner from the near side.

- 51st Minute (50:59) – MIT 5, Mount Holyoke 2: On a penalty corner, sophomore Laura Chen (Califon, N.J.) set up Forester, who completed the natural hat trick during a scramble in front of the net.

- 55th Minute (54:26) – MIT 6, Mount Holyoke 2: Forester sent a blast from the far side to the near post.


- Moore made three saves while sophomore Kiely Smiga-McManus (Etna, N.H.) turned away one shot during her six minutes of action for the Engineers.

- Turner ended the day with nine saves for Mount Holyoke.

- MIT led the way in shots (19-8) and shots on goal (15-6). The Lyons finished with a 13-9 advantage in penalty corners (13-9), as they were awarded nine in the fourth quarter, including five during a span of 68 seconds.


- Both squads face NEWMAC foes in their next outings. MIT returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 5 when it visits Smith College for a 2:00 p.m. game. Mount Holyoke, meanwhile, will host Springfield College on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7:00 p.m.


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