CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) netted a pair of two goals to lead the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth field hockey team, but it wasn't enough as Massachusetts Institute of Technology earned the 5-2 victory.
MIT raised its overall record to 3-0, while the Corsairs suffered their second straight setback to slip to 1-3. The Engineers received votes in the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association (NFHCA) Division III Preseason Poll.
The hosts' cracked the scoring column in the seventh minute, when Caitlin Mackey scored an unassisted goal to give MIT the 1-0 advantage. The visitors responded six minutes later off a penalty corner. Senior Chelsey Campbell (Barre, Mass. / Quabbin Regional) set up the equalizer with a feed to Kish during a scramble in the box.
The Engineers rode the hot hand of Emily Penn to seize control of the match. Penn registered back-to-back markers less than two minutes apart to give the hosts a 3-1 lead heading into the intermission.
MIT came charging out of the locker rooms, netting a pair of goals to raise its advantage to 5-1. Elizabeth Dethy scored at the 35:56 mark before adding her second tally of the afternoon and fourth of the campaign less than two minutes later.
Kish rounded out the scoring in the 44th minute with her team-leading fourth goal of the season.
In between the pipes, freshman Sam Brum (Dighton, Mass.) made one stop in the first half to suffer the loss, while sophomore Elizabeth St. Germaine turned aside nine MIT attempts in the second half. Paige Kennedy played all 70 minutes in the Engineers' cage, making three saves to earn the win.
The hosts held a 22-7 advantage in shots and a 10-6 lead in penalty corners.
UMass Dartmouth will return to action at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10, when the Corsairs travel to Endicott College for a non-conference contest.