Sept. 3, 2011
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Visiting MIT scored four goals in the first half and went on to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team, 6-2, in the Corsairs' 2011 season opener at Cressy Field Saturday.
Junior forward Erica Allan (Amherst, MA/Amherst HS) scored the Corsairs' first goal with 15:10 remaining, and junior forward Eleanor Taylor (Fairhaven, MA/Bishop Stang HS) scored the final goal of the match with 8:57 left. Freshman midfielder Anna Bohenberger(Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) assisted on both goals.
Junior forward Kimberly Barker (Camden, NY/Camden HS) scored three goals and addedan assist for the Engineers, Barker scored twice within 4:45 to put MIT ahead, 2-0, in the first half, and senior forward Kameron Klauber's (Carksbad, CA/Carlsbad HS) goal three minutes before halftime left the Engineers with a 4-0 lead at the break. Klauber also added two assists for MIT.
"It was a tough one," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "From a positive point, I saw a big shift in play in the second half as far as playing the way we know we're capable of playing. Our communication was good early, but we improved as the game went on. Some of our newcomers, including (freshman defender) Chelsey Campbell (Barre, MA/Quabbin Regional HS), (freshman midfielder) Aubrey Brault (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS), and Anna Bohenbergerstepped up for us, and showed that they are going to be major role players. Our forward line has a lot of potential, and once we tweak a few things, we'll be where we want to be. Our goal in the second half was to start fresh, and make it competitive. MIT is a very strong team, and playing a team like that is the best way to see where we are as opposed to where we want to be."
MIT out shot UMass Dartmouth, 24-14. Sophomore goalkeepers Lauren O'Brien (Rochester, MA/Old Rochester Regional HS) and Kelsey Gallo(East Greenwich, RI/East Greenwich HS) combined to make 13 saves for UMD, while sophomore Casey Landry (Peabody, MA/Bishop Fenwick HS) and junior Jenna Klein (Parma, OH/Gilmour Academy) combined to make nine stops for MIT.
The Engineers improved to 2-0 with the victory, while the Corsairs fell to 0-1 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Clark next Thursday evening. MIT will host Lasell Tuesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH FIELD HOCKEY