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Field Hockey Flails Dartmouth

By Koichi Kunitake
Staff Reporter

The women's field hockey team shut out the UMass-Dartmouth Corsairs last Tuesday on Jack Barry Field. Mary Beth Richards '94 scored all three goals in a game in which the Engineers consistently kept the Corsairs on the defensive.

Richards scored the first goal with 31 minutes, 13 seconds remaining in the first half on an assist from Katherine Merrilees '97. On the first hat trick of the year, Merrilees passed the ball to Kathy Mangion '95, who sent it to Richards. Richards then slammed it into the goal to make the score 2-0, with 4:33 left in the half.

For the next 38 minutes, both teams played a very defensive game, with the assistance of three saves by goalie Meg Golden '97. Neither side scored until, with 1:25 left in the second half, Richards slammed in an unassisted goal, making the score 3-0.

Head coach Cheryl Silva said, "We have three more games this week, and this was a great way to start off the year." The Engineers' record is now 9-4.