October 14, 2010

Field Hockey Wins Ninth Straight with 8-0 Victory over Daniel Webster

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Kameron Klauber recorded a hat trick in the game's first nine minutes and MIT cruised to the 8-0 win over Daniel Webster College in non-conference field hockey action Thursday night at Jack Barry Field. Klauber's three-goal effort was the second of her career, both of which have now come against Daniel Webster. Alex Wright scored twice and Molly McShane added three assists to help the Engineers win their ninth straight and improve to 13-1 on the season. The Eagles drop to 7-3 with the loss.

McShane and Klauber connected just over two minutes in as Tech jumped out to an early lead it would never relinquish. Klauber's second goal came three minutes later, an unassisted tally and the junior's team-leading 16th of the year. Klauber then completed the hat trick with 26:15 remaining in the half, after tipping Maddy Wharton's shot into the back of the net.

Wright would score back-to-back goals in the final 15 minutes of the frame, on assists by Wharton and McShane, to send the Cardinal and Gray into the break up, 5-0.

Molly Duffy added a marker just over three minutes into the second, her fourth of the season, as McShane picked up her third helper of the evening. Katie Kauffman and Jessica Oleinik rounded out the scoring for the Engineers.

After MIT controlled possession for almost the entirety of the first half, outshooting the Eagles, 27-1, and earning 13 corners,  Daniel Webster battled back over the final 35 minutes, limiting Tech to just six second-half shots.

Keri Dixon and Casey Landry split time in net to record Tech's fourth shutout of the campaign while facing just three shots on goal. Daniel Webster goalkeeper Amy Prince made 11 saves in the loss.

The Engineers will return to conference play on Saturday, October 16, traveling to New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe, Mount Holyoke College, for a 1:00 p.m. contest. Daniel Webster will host New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) rival Bay Path on Wednesday, October 20 at 3:30 p.m.