April 5, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Laura Watson scored four goals and added an assist in leading MIT (3-1) to a 21-3 victory over St. Joseph College (Conn.), at Jack Barry Field, Tuesday night. Kelsey Presson and Amanda Hunter scored three goals a piece for the Engineers, who outshot the Blue Jays, 55-12.
MIT was firing on all cylinders from the opening whistle. Scoring 12 times in the first 14 minutes, the Engineers employed their entire bench in defeating St. Joseph. A season-high 11 different players lit the lamp for the Cardinal and Gray, including Teagan Andres, Elizabeth Lin, Lauren Nowierski and Margaret Gentile, who all scored their first goal of the campaign.
The Engineers expanded their 13-2 halftime lead in the second, scoring eight times. Tech surrendered a goal to Meg Fuller just 25 seconds into the second half, her third of the game, before shutting the door on the Blue Jays attack.
Making the transition from the pond to the turf, MIT hockey teammates Amanda Hunter and Mary Harding enjoyed breakout games for the lax unit. Harding set up Hunter on back-to-back goals late in the game, the latter clinching a natural hat trick for the MIT sophomore. Harding had arguably the best game of the day, scoring two goals and three assists, while collecting eight ground balls, causing four turnovers and posting five draw controls.