2014 MIT Field Hockey News

October 18, 2014
MIT Comes From Behind to Defeat Smith, 2-1, on Senior Day
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two second-half goals by freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.) lifted the MIT field hockey team to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Smith College on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Engineers improved to 10-1 on the season and 5-0 in NEWMAC play while the Pioneers saw their ledger lower to 4-10 overall and 1-5 in the conference.

October 14, 2014
Field Hockey's Emily Penn Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – For the first time in her career, MIT freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.) was tabbed for NEWMAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week accolades. The award comes after she tallied three goals and an assist in a pair of conference road games.

October 11, 2014
Engineers Blank Clark, 4-0, in Field Hockey
WORCESTER, Mass. - Three goals during the final eight minutes of the first half helped propel MIT to a 4-0 victory over Clark University in a NEWMAC field hockey game on Saturday. Junior Molly McNamara (Auburn, Mass.) scored twice for the Engineers who raised their overall record to 9-1 while improving their conference ledger to 4-0.

October 7, 2014
Penn Nets Hat Trick as Field Hockey Defeats Wheaton, 3-1
NORTON, Mass. – Freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.) recorded the first hat trick of her career as MIT defeated Wheaton College, 3-1, in a NEWMAC field hockey game on Tuesday night. Senior Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) earned two assists as the Engineers improved to 8-1 on the year and 3-0 in conference play.

September 27, 2014
Second-Half Surge Powers MIT Field Hockey to 4-0 Win over WPI
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT field hockey team scored twice during the first 12 minutes of the second half and then added two more goals with less than three minutes left in regulation en route to a 4-0 victory over NEWMAC rival WPI on Saturday afternoon. Senior Elizabeth Dethy (Morristown, N.J.) led the way for MIT with two goals and an assist as the squad improved to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in league action. WPI, meanwhile, saw its record lower to 6-2 on the year and 1-1 in the NEWMAC.

September 25, 2014
Late Goal Lifts Endicott Past MIT, 1-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With just over 13 minutes remaining in regulation, senior Emily Sawchuck (Cumberland, Maine) generated the only goal of the night as Endicott College defeated MIT, 1-0, in a non-conference field hockey game on Thursday. The Gulls (8-1) extended their winning streak to seven while defeating the Engineers for the first time since the series resumed following a 26-year hiatus in 2008 as their last victory came in 1981. The Cardinal and Gray, meanwhile, suffered its first loss of the season as its record moved to 6-1.

September 20, 2014
Engineers Edge out Springfield, 4-3, in Overtime Thriller
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Siobhan Rigby (Richmond, Va.) found the back of the cage with 1:01 remaining in overtime to give MIT a 4-3 victory over Springfield College in a NEWMAC field hockey game on Saturday afternoon. Senior Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) registered one goal and one assist for the Engineers (6-0, 1-0 NEWMAC) while sophomore Jamie Raccosta (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) also paced the Pride (3-2, 0-1 NEWMAC) with one goal and one assist.

September 16, 2014
MIT Tops Lasell, 2-0
NEWTON, Mass. – A strong performance by MIT’s defense that produced a 37-3 advantage in shots helped the Engineers defeat Lasell College, 2-0, in a non-conference field hockey game on Tuesday afternoon. The Cardinal and Gray’s second straight shutout lifted its ledger to 5-0 on the season.

September 12, 2014
Penn Collects ECAC Field Hockey Honors
DANBURY, Conn. – Following her first full week of intercollegiate play, MIT freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.) was tabbed for Corvias ECAC Division III New England Rookie of the Week accolades on Wednesday. She generated four goals in helping the Engineers start their season with back-to-back wins.

September 11, 2014
Field Hockey Blanks Nichols, 4-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of first-half goals by sophomore Tate DeWeese (Towson, Md.) helped propel the MIT field hockey team to a 4-0 victory over Nichols College on Thursday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 4-0 on the year while the Bison saw its ledger dip to 2-3.

September 9, 2014
Engineers Defeat Gordon, 3-1, in Field Hockey
WENHAM, Mass. – Three goals during the first 15 minutes of action was all MIT needed as it defeated host Gordon College, 3-1, on Tuesday night. Freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.) scored the first two goals for the Engineers (3-0) with senior Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.) earning the assists on both strikes.

September 6, 2014
Penn, Dethy Lead Field Hockey in 5-2 Win over UMass Dartmouth
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Emily Penn (Elkridge, Md.) and senior Elizabeth Dethy (Morristown, N.J.) both netted two goals to help the MIT field hockey team defeat UMass Dartmouth, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) provided both markers for the Corsairs who saw their ledger lower to 1-3 on the year. With the win, the Engineers improved to 2-0 on the season while recording their sixth straight home-opening victory.

September 4, 2014
MIT Field Hockey Tops Simmons, 5-3, in Season-Opener
BOSTON, Mass. – Senior Elizabeth Dethy (Morristown, N.J.) tallied two goals and an assist as the MIT field hockey team defeated Simmons College, 5-3, in its season-opener on Thursday night. The victory marked the sixth year in a row the Engineers started their season with a win.