BIDDEFORD, Maine – Despite dominating the second half, the MIT field hockey team could not come back in a 3-0 loss to the University of New England on Wednesday night. With the defeat, the No. 18 Engineers saw their record lower to 11-2 on the season.
The Nor'easters opened the game with a trio of shots on goal and penalty corners before getting on the board after 4:23 elapsed. UNE continued to control the action for the next 10 minutes but MIT countered with two shots by senior Michelle Teplensky (Somers, N.Y.) and one from classmate Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) along with a penalty corner in a one-minute span. However, the Nor'easters replied by increasing their margin in the 19th minute. The Engineers resumed their offensive pressure but UNE went up 3-0 following a penalty corner with 2:25 left in the half.
After allowing a shot on goal early in the second stanza, the defense kept MIT within striking distance as it surrendered only three penalty corners and one shot, all of which occurred during the last five minutes of regulation. On the offensive end, the Engineers generated eight penalty corners and six shots, four of which were on goal, but they could not end the shutout.
In net, sophomore Evie Kyritsis (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) collected nine saves for the Cardinal and Gray.
MIT resumes NEWMAC play on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Smith College.