Cambridge, Mass. - September 17, 2016 - The Springfield College field hockey team surrendered the first three goals of the second half and had its rally fall short as it was defeated by MIT, 4-2, on Saturday afternoon in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at Jack Barry Field.
The win boosts MIT's record to 6-1, 1-0 in league play, while the Pride, who was playing for the first time since last Saturday, dropped to 3-2, 0-1.
Although MIT had a 22-11 advantage in shots, the Engineers finished with a 12-9 edge in shots on goal. The hosts also produced a 14-8 margin in penalty corners.
MIT reclaimed the lead after 4:21 elapsed in the second stanza as freshman Rayna Higuchi (Solana Beach, Calif.) redirected a cross from senior Tate DeWeese (Towson, Md.) at the near post. The Engineers then went up 3-1 after senior Krishna Jaitly (Bethesda, Md.) sent the ball to the near post with a low sweeping shot courtesy of a feed from freshman Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.). The Cardinal and Gray capped the run in the 48th minute when sophomore Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.) connected on senior Rachel Rotteveel's (Langhorne, Pa.) pass from the top of the arc during a penalty corner. All told, the Engineers found the back of the cage three times in eight minutes.