Tech Stunned by Wellesley, 2-1, in Overtime
WELLESLEY, Mass. – Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) netted her team-leading 18th goal of the year but it was not enough, as MIT dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Wellesley College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) field hockey action Tuesday afternoon. Allison Robbins (Bennington, Vt.) netted the game winner for the Blue just under seven minutes into the extra session to snap the Engineers' season-high seven game winning streak.
With the loss, the Cardinal and Gray now stands at 5-2 in the NEWMAC, with one league game left to play, and 13-3 overall. Wellesley moves to 8-7 and is 4-2 in the conference.
Duffy put the visitors on board early on after the Engineers were awarded a penalty corner just over 10 minutes into the contest. Anna Teruya's (Hockessin, Del.) initial attempt was blocked, but Kimberly Barker (Camden, N.Y.) gathered the loose ball and found Duffy who converted the second-chance opportunity.
Tech would maintain its one-goal advantage into halftime, outshooting the Blue 8-2 in the frame.
Wellesley's equalizer would come midway through the second stanza, as Alex Azzi (Rye, N.H.) deflected Emily Lewis' (Weston, Conn.) shot from the top of the circle during one of Wellesley's three second-half corners.
The Engineers had a number of chances to regain the lead late, testing Wellesley goalkeeper Brit Mscisz () with four shots on goal over a 4:55 stretch at the end of regulation and beginning of overtime. The sophomore turned away all four attempts as part of her nine stops on the afternoon.
Jenna Klein (Parma, Ohio) made four saves for Tech while playing the second half and overtime in relief of Casey Landry (Peabody, Mass.).
MIT is off until next Wednesday, October 26, traveling to the University of New England for a 6:00 p.m. non-conference matchup, before closing NEWMAC play at Babson on October 29.