Sept. 11, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - For the second year in a row, MIT finished in third place at Vassar College's Betty Richey Tournament. The Engineers (1-2) fell to the host Brewers, 4-0, on Saturday, and then defeated Elms College, 7-0, in Sunday's consolation game. Lauren McCarthy and Laura Nicholson represented Tech on the All-Tournament Team.
In the opening game, Vassar got on the scoreboard after 19 minutes had expired. Despite out-shooting the Brewers, 10-6, in the first half, MIT struggled to find the back of the cage. The Engineers continued to attack in the second frame, once again leading the way in shots (13-9), but still coming up short. The 1-0 deficit held until Vassar tallied three goals during the last 11 minutes of play. Alexa Herman earned the loss as she made six saves in the first meeting between both programs.
Against Elms, MIT tied the Institute mark for goals in the first half with six. Hee Jay Kang put Tech on the board after 2:15 elapsed, connecting on a feed from Sharon Prange. Ekavali Mishra notched her first collegiate score nearly three minutes later with a strike from the left side. Anna Ayuso set up Kang for her second goal inside the 10th minute, giving the Engineers a 3-0 lead.
McCarthy earned her first point of the day when she sent the ball from the left side to Amanda Hunter, who lined it past the goalie. McCarthy then converted a goal off a rebound before Kang closed the first-half scoring by connecting on another feed from Ayuso. McCarthy registered the final goal of the game by collecting a loose ball in front of the net at 42:06. Herman, who was not faced with a shot from the Blazers, received her first win of the year and her sixth career shutout.