Brown Nets Goal, Burke Makes 19 Saves As Field Hockey Falls At #11 MIT

Brown Nets Goal, Burke Makes 19 Saves As Field Hockey Falls At #11 MIT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --  Junior Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) netted a hat trick to lead 11th-ranked MIT to a 9-1 non-league college field hockey victory over UMass Dartmouth in the season opener for both schools Friday evening at Jack Barry Field.

The host Engineers (1-0) jumped out to a 5-0 advantage in the opening 23-plus minutes of play on the strength of two tallies each from Goetz and senior Bailey Tregoning (Frederick, Md.).  Senior Mary Brown (Leicester, Mass.) accounted for the lone tally by the visiting Corsairs (0-1) on a feed from freshman Kylie Dias (Fall River, Mass./Durfee) with just under nine minutes remaining in the first half, and Goetz completed her hat trick just before the break to extend MIT's edge to 6-1 at intermission.  Sophomore Amanda Garofalo (Fairfield, N.J.) tacked on a pair of markers in the final 35 minutes of action to help account for the Engineers' final margin.

Garofalo added an assist to her two tallies in the win for MIT, which also received goals off the sticks of sophomore Jennah Haque (Bethesda, Md.) and freshman Mia Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.).  Sophomore Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) earned the triumph with one save in 48-plus minutes of action in goal for the Engineers, while senior Allison Burke (Franklin, Mass.) made 19 stops in over 55 minutes of action in the UMass Dartmouth cage.  MIT outshot the Corsairs by a 34-6 margin overall (28-2 on goal) and took 11 of the 12 penalty corners for the contest.

UMass Dartmouth hosts Roger Williams in a non-league outing on Thursday evening at Cressy Field beginning at 7:00 pm, while MIT heads into Boston to battle Simmons in a non-league clash tomorrow evening at Daly Field that begins at 6:00 pm.