- Score: MIT 4, UMass Dartmouth 0
- Records: MIT (2-0); UMass Dartmouth (0-1)
- Location: Dartmouth, Mass. (Cressy Field)
- The Lead: Three goals in the second half helped MIT pull away and defeat UMass Dartmouth, 4-0, in a non-conference field hockey game on Saturday afternoon. Senior Emily Penn (Columbia, Md.) scored twice while classmate Anna Neuman (Abingdon, Md.) posted one goal and one assist for the Engineers.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- MIT unleashed 14 shots, 11 of which were on goal, during the first 10 minutes of the game but could not find the back of the cage. The Engineers eventually ended the scoreless affair with 8:26 left in the frame when junior Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.) deflected Neuman's feed to the near post, just beyond goalie Allison Burke's diving reach. MIT continued to press, recording five shots, three on goal, and two penalty corners down the stretch.
- The visitors increased their lead just over five minutes into the second half courtesy of a penalty corner. Following freshman Amanda Garofalo's (Fairfield, N.J.) insertion, senior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) found Penn for the goal.
- MIT continued to control the action, however, UMass Dartmouth generated some momentum which resulted in a penalty corner and a shot on goal that was stopped by freshman goalie Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.). After their defensive stand, the Engineers countered with an offensive burst that produced its third goal in the 49th minute. Beginning with a penalty corner, freshman Megan Flynn (Branchburg, N.J.) saw her shot get saved but Neuman poked the rebound to the near post.
- The Cardinal and Gray capped the scoring courtesy of Penn's penalty stroke with 8:05 remaining in the game.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- MIT amassed a 56-6 advantage in shots, including a 43-2 margin in shots on goal. The Engineers also had the upper hand in penalty corners, 19-3.
- Moore turned away both shots she faced while Burke racked up 37 saves for the Corsairs. Haley Donahay notched a defensive save for the hosts as the squad also came up with a team save.
- MIT returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 6 when it hosts Gordon College at 6:00 p.m.