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Field hockey dominates game against Wellesley

By Sarah D. Brooks

and Meera Saini

Last Thursday the MIT field hockey team crushed Wellesley College in an impressive 5-0 victory. The game was won by an explosive effort by all members of the team.

Co-captain and goalie Helen D. Shaughnessy '92 described the game as "seventy minutes of solid intense hockey; we never let up."

Dynamic forward Carla L. Oshiro '95 set the pace by scoring early in the first half. She was consistent throughout the game, scoring two more goals for the first hat trick this season. Helping to rack up the points were co-captain Susan D. Ward '92 with a skillful unassisted goal and Meera Saini '95 with a strategically-placed shot off a penalty corner. The Wellesley offense was completely shut down by the tough Tech defense, headed by Kimberly A. Williams '92 as sweep.

This victory was a major step forward for the up-and-coming MIT field hockey team. It was also an excellent indication of the team's potential to play competitive hockey in the New Eight Conference this season.

On Saturday the team lost 2-0 in an intense battle against undefeated Clark College. Despite the final outcome, MIT executed its plays well at this level of competition. Shaughnessy made a particularly amazing save, blocking a goal on a penalty stroke. The team seeks to better its 5-2-1 record by taking on Simmons this afternoon at 4 pm at home.

Sarah D. Brooks and Meera Saini are members of the women's field hockey team.

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