October 7, 2004

Field Hockey Falls to Salve Regina in Overtime Thriller

Sept. 14, 2004

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - A pass from Jillian Lee to Whitney Bushee on a fastbreak with 2:42 left in the first overtime period gave Salve Regina University a 5-4 win over MIT on Tuesday night. Deanna Lentz totaled a game-high three goals for the Engineers (1-3). Jacqueline Fisher finished with a goal and an assist, helping the Seahawks (4-1) win their fourth consecutive game.

Tech got on the scoreboard 13:30 into the game by capitalizing on a penalty corner. Noelle Kanaga sent to the ball to Lauren McCarthy who found Lentz for the score. MIT took a 2-0 advantage when Cheryl Texin converted on a penalty stroke in the 32nd minute. Salve Regina came back by scoring with 58 seconds remaining in the half when Emily MacCoy set up Jacqueline Fisher for the goal.

The Seahawks carried their momentum into the second stanza, with Meagan Broderick tying the game (2-2) after four minutes had expired. The Engineers regained the lead when Deanna Lentz scored in the 51st minute. Salve Regina responded with a goal of its own 10 minutes later on a penalty corner. Cara Dunn knotted the game by connecting on a feed from Fisher. The Seahawks took their first lead (4-3) of the game at the 63:49 mark on an unassisted goal by Caroline Gilligan.

After a timeout by MIT, Lentz tied the game with 5:13 remaining in regulation. Tech continued to attack, but Salve Regina's defense became impenetrable during the next five minutes and throughout overtime. The Engineers had one last chance to end the game in regulation when they were awarded a penalty corner. However, their attempt was thwarted by the Seahawks' swarming defense.

In the goal for Tech, Alexa Herman and Safia Chettih combined for four saves. Brook Bowley made several spectacular stops in the waning moments of regulation, including a diving block to her right to prevent a potential game-winning goal. She finished the night with 14 saves.

The next game for MIT will be Thursday, Sept. 16 when it travels to Simmons College.