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Field Hockey Win Brings Record to 3P0

By Connie Sadowski, Tracy Sadowski, and Anshu Sinha
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The field hockey team improved its undefeated record to 30 onSaturday with a close 21 defeat ofWestern New England College.

The game got off to a delayed start as the bus traveled to WNECwithout three starting players, including team captain Tracy Sadowski '99. Nonetheless the game was played.

During the first half, MIT struggled to adjust to grass play after having spent a month on the turf. Play remained evenly matched yet WNECwas able to score off a penalty corner in the middle of the first half.

Despite this one faux-pas, the defense played well and was led by Yolanda Nunn '99, Michelle Hardiman '00, and Katie Barron '00.

On the losing side of the scoreboard, MIT brought in fresh legs in the second half. To even up the match, Anshu Sinha '98 pushed the ball past the WNEC goalkeeper on an assist from Connie Sadowski '99.

As the game neared the end, MIT was dreading the possibility of overtime. Prior to an offensive corner in the last minute of play, MIT called a timeout. Tracy Sadowski scored the game winning goal with seconds left in a victorious finish.

Team dominates Gordon College

On Thursday night the team defeated Gordon College 51. MIT scored early off an offensive corner. Connie Sadowski drove the ball off a hit by Laura Williams '00 with a stick drop by Nicole Botcheos '00. Offensive control was maintained throughout both halves.

Two goals were scored by right wing Williams as well as center midfielder Connie Sadowski. Sohah Iqbal '98 scored the last goal with an assist by Andii Davis '01. This was the first offensive point made by a freshman this season. Overall the game proved to be a good showing for the team.

The team's next home game is Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. on the turf against the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.