CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) paced the Engineers with three markers and Kameron Klauber (Carlsbad, Calif.) added four points, on two goals and two assists, to help MIT secure a 6-2 win over UMass-Dartmouth in non-conference field hockey action Saturday. Tech jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back, improving to 2-0 on the season. The win is the third straight for the Engineers over the Corsairs, who were playing in their season opener.
Barker got the scoring started for the Cardinal and Gray, netting both of her markers within the game's first 17 minutes. Klauber helped set up both scores, the first coming 12 minutes into the contest and a second just four and a half minutes later.
Elizabeth Dethy (Morristown, N.J.) would pick up the first of her three assists on the third Tech goal, finding Rebecca Zhang (Berwyn, Pa.) to put MIT on top 3-0 with just over 13 minutes remaining in the half. Klauber and Dethy hooked up late in the period to send the Engineers into the locker room with a 4-0 advantage.
Klauber added a second score after the intermission with an assist from Jenny Shen (Sunnyvale, Calif.) and Barker added a final tally with just over 10 minutes to go.
Erica Allen and Eleanor Taylor would provide the scoring for UMass-Dartmouth, who was picked to finish first in the Little East conference preseason poll.
Casey Landry (Peabody, Mass.) played most of the game in net for the Cardinal and Gray making nine saves on 14 shots. Lauren O'Brien and Kelsey Gallo shared time in goal for UMass-Dartmouth, combining for 14 saves.
MIT returns home for the start of a lengthy home-stand, beginning on Tuesday, September 6 against Lasell College at 6:00 p.m. The Engineers will play five straight games on the newly renovated Jack Barry turf in a span of nine days. UMass-Dartmouth draws another New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opponent on Thursday, September 8, as it hosts Clark University at 8:00 p.m.