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Field Hockey Loses

By Christopher Chiu

Despite a strong comeback effort in the second half, the women's field hockey team lost in overtime to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2-1.

It was a hard-fought contest from start to finish. The first half was particularly well-fought, and was marked by good passing on both sides. Nevertheless, WPI gained the upper hand on offense and scored off Christy Hinkley's goal with 12 minutes, 28 seconds remaining, thanks to an assist from Danielle Luongo.

In the second half, MIT made a determined comeback, making numerous shots on goal; in that half alone, the team out shot WPI 8-3. Eventually, with time running out on the Beavers, Vicki Tardif '97 combined with an assist from Laura Walker '97 to score and tie the match.

Unfortunately, in overtime WPI's offense kept the pressure on, and accumulated two successive penalty corner hits. MIT's defense survived the first bullet but was unable to escape the second.

This also brings up the key problem for the Beavers -- they failed to capitalize on numerous WPI penalties. MIT had an astounding 15 total corner hits, but only managed to score an embarrassing one goal. Thus, despite their energetic play, they were unable to convert their efforts into points.

MIT will now regroup for their next contest, a Monday afternoon clash with Anna Maria College.