CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Katie Kauffman pushed home a rebound with 13:24 remaining to give the MIT field hockey team a 2-1 win over UMass-Dartmouth in its home opener on Jack Barry Field on Saturday afternoon. Kauffman's game-winner was the second of two unanswered scores by the Engineers, who outshot the visiting Corsairs, 23-12, and moved to 2-0 on the season.
Kameron Klauber started the Tech attack with just over 13 minutes to go, carrying the ball into the circle and testing Dartmouth goalkeeper, Casey Gallo, with a strong shot on net. Gallo was in great position to deny the initial attempt but the carom bounced to Kauffman, who was surrounded by a pair of defenders but managed to find the back of the net for the winning tally.
Eleanor Taylor opened the scoring for the visitors (0-1) nearly midway through the first period. Jacke Anderson threaded a pass to the sophomore forward, who was sitting on the right post and was able to deposit the ball into the open MIT net.
Jessica Oleinik scored the equalizer late in the half, deflecting Klauber's shot past Gallo to send the teams into the break even at one apiece.
Keri Dixon allowed just the one goal for MIT and only needed to make a pair of saves to earn the win. Gallo stopped 13 shots in the losing effort.
The Cardinal and Gray return to action on Tuesday, September 7, traveling to Lasell College for a 4:00 p.m. contest. UMass-Dartmouth will play at Clark University on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.