BABSON PARK, Mass. – Defending champion MIT received three goals and one assist from junior Kameron Klauber en route to an overpowering 6-1 victory over third-seeded Wheaton College in the semifinals of the 2010 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Tournament at Babson College's MacDowell Field on Saturday.
With the win, the second-seeded Engineers (15-3) advance to Sunday's championship game, where they will take on top-seeded Babson at 12:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Wheaton falls to 13-8 with the loss.
MIT broke the game open early on, scoring three unanswered goals in a three-and-a-half minute stretch of the first half. Klauber assisted Jessica Oleinik on the game's first goal at 9:01 and then netted back-to-back goals of her own – the first at 11:20 and the second off a Katie Kauffman assist at 12:36.
Wheaton got on the board in the 20th minute, as Emily Asack tipped in a drive from Bonnie Davies at 19:23. However, the rest of the game would belong to the Engineers, who scored again in the first half and twice more in the second to run away with the 6-1 win. Alex Wright scored her team's fourth goal at 22:32, Klauber tallied her third of the day at 42:53, and Kimberly Barker capped off the victory with a score at 65:18.
Ellie Massengill went the distance in net for Wheaton, finishing with four saves, while Keri Dixon stopped two shots in goal for MIT.
Release Courtesy of Babson College Sports Information