MIT Defeats Regis, 5-2, in Field Hockey
Oct. 5, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - MIT saw five different players score in its 5-2 win over Regis College in field hockey action on Tuesday night. Deanna Lentz led the Engineers' (5-5) attack with two assists.
Tech got on the scoreboard 1:41 into the game with Noelle Kanaga connecting on a pass from Christina Stefanescu on a penalty corner. MIT extended its lead five minutes later when Margaret Gentile put in a long-range shot off a feed from Cheryl Texin. In the 17th minute, the Engineers took a 3-0 advantage when Deanna Lentz set up Anna Ayuso for the goal. With less than a second remaining in the first half, Tech was awarded a penalty stroke. Regis goalie Isabell Hall dove to her right to stop Cheryl Texin's shot and keep the Pride (5-5) within striking distance.
After only 41 seconds had expired in the second half, Regis received a penalty stroke of its own. Erin Campbell converted the goal, putting the Pride on the scoreboard and igniting its offense. Regis went on to unleash 19 shots, compared to one from the first half. Megan Roberts, who started the second half in goal for the Engineers, was able to keep the Pride at bay, amassing 13 saves.
MIT's attack reappeared in the 48th minute when Ashley Thomas scored the first goal of her career. Less than four minutes later, Tech went up 5-1, taking its largest lead of the game. Sparked by a defensive save by Arielle Tambini, Deanna Lentz led a fast break and dished the ball off to Amanda Hunter for the score.
Regis responded with offensive pressure of its own, controlling the ball for the remainder of the game. After numerous unsuccessful penalty corners, Elizabeth DeLise scored on a pass from Caitlin Connolly with three seconds left to play.
In the goal, Alexa Herman collected one save and did not allow a goal in the first half for the Engineers. Isabell Hall totaled nine saves in 63 minutes of play while Aislynn Quinn did not face a shot during the final minutes.
The next game for MIT will be on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 1:00 p.m. when it hosts Smith College.