MIT Surges Past Field Hockey, 4-2, In NEWMAC Opener

MIT Surges Past Field Hockey, 4-2, In NEWMAC Opener

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 sophomore goalie Cailey Talbot (Southampton, N.J.) collected seven saves as did Emmalie Drake (Pittsford, N.Y.) for Springfield. Mikayla Wysocki (Longmeadow, Mass.) bolstered the Pride's backline with a defensive save in the second half.
 
Ater back-and-forth possession play for most of the frame, junior Amanda Lowery (Encinitas, Calif.) opened the scoring in the 28th minute when she knocked in the rebound of her previously saved shot. Springfield replied by tallying the equalizer with 1:18 remaining in the first half, as in the midst of a flurry of activity following a penalty corner, Taylor Conley (Yarmouth Port, Mass.) poked in the ball from the far post over the goal line.

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.

Conley provided the final goal of the day in the 63rd minute. During a penalty corner, Jamie Raccosta's (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) shot was saved but Conley corralled the rebound and tapped it in for her seventh goal of the year.
Springfield will next host Saint Joseph's College (Maine) for a non-conference tilt on Tuesday, Sept. 20.