September 8, 2011

Balanced Scoring Attack Keys 6-0 Win over Simmons

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Six different players found the scoring column during a 6-0 win for MIT over visiting Simmons College in non-conference field hockey action on Jack Barry field Thursday night. Kameron Klauber (Carlsbad, Calif.) led the way with a goal and three assists to help the Cardinal and Gray improve to 4-0 to start the season. The loss was the first for the Sharks after winning their first two games.

Once again, the Engineers got on the board early, as Klauber found Katie Kauffman (Olney, Md.), who beat the keeper with a shot from just inside the top of the circle, giving the hosts a 1-0 lead just 1:08 into the contest. Klauber picked up her second helper less than three minutes later after Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) tipped a ball into the cage from in front of the net.

Klauber, who was a factor in each of Tech's first four scores, picked up her fifth marker of the season at the 19:40 mark of the first frame, as MIT took a 3-0 advantage into the break.

Freshman Sarah Walker (Waterville, Maine) recorded her first career intercollegiate goal midway through the second to extend the lead to 4-0. Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) and Anna Teruya (Hockessin, Del.) also got in on the scoring for the Cardinal and Gray later in the stanza.

Renna Smith (Belfast, Maine) had a busy night in net for the Sharks, stopping 16 of the 22 shots MIT put on goal.

The Engineers will face a pair of stiff tests this weekend, welcoming in out of region foes Washington College (Md.) on Saturday, September 10 and Johns Hopkins University on Sunday. The matchup with Washington College begins at 11:00 a.m. while Sunday's game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Simmons will look to bounce back on Saturday with a road tilt against Salve Regina, beginning at 1:00 p.m.