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Field Hockey Team Takes Out Babson College 4-1

By Katie Barron
Team Member

The MIT field hockey team (54) hosted two conference games last week. The lady Engineers beat Babson College 40 on Tuesday but lost to Springfield College 41 on Saturday. Babson was previously ranked as high as fourth in the NCAA New England East Regional Poll and tenth in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Poll. Springfield was ranked fifth in the nation in the Sept. 29 NFHCA Division III Poll.

In the Babson game, co-captain Tracy Sadowski '99 scored two goals, and now leads the team in scoring with five goals and four assists. Michelle Verticchio '02 scored her fourth goal in four games, and Laura Williams '00 netted a goal of her own. Left midfielder Margie Tsai '99 had two assists, and Jen Stout '01 and co-captain Connie Sadowski '99 each had an assist.

Goalkeepers Jee Bang '01 and Sara Kaplan '01 combined on the shutout, and defenders Theresa Power '00 and Katie Barron '00 each had a defensive save.

Springfield jumped out to an early lead on the Engineers Saturday morning, securing a 10 lead by halftime. Springfield scored two more goals in the second half before Verticchio scored the lone Engineer goal assisted by Tsai with 18:57 to play. The final Springfield goal went in with 8:25 to go. Sharon Fredericks had a hat trick for Springfield, with two of her goals unassisted. Bang had eight saves on 12 shots.

The Engineers travel to challenge Smith College on Saturday.