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Field Hockey Inaugurates New Astroturf With Shutout of UMD

By Kathleen M. Barron
TEAM MEMBER

Jeanyoung Kim ’02 started off the scoring with a goal late in the first half to lead the Engineers past the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth last Thursday. MIT shutout UMass Dartmouth for their second shutout of the season in the first game played on the new Astroturf at Jack Barry field, winning with a final score of 3-0.

Michelle T. Hardiman ’00 netted the second goal unassisted with 17:11 to go in the game. Theresa M. Power ’00 scored on a corner play at the 14:40 mark off a pass from Kathleen M. Barron ’00. MIT goalie Jee Y. Bang ’01 had three saves in the game.

On Saturday, MIT hosted New England Women and Men’s Athletic Conference rival Smith College, and defeated them 3-1, avenging last seasons loss in the NEWMAC tournament. Amy C. Lin ’02 scored with 21:00 to go in the first half, and Laura A. Williams ’00 put the Engineers ahead for good nine minutes into the second half with a goal on a penalty stroke. The penalty stroke was called after a penalty corner, when Power’s hard shot to the corner of the goal hit the legs of a Smith defender and bounced out of the goal. A stroke is automatically called if a defender that is behind the goalie touches the ball with any part of her body.

MIT’s third goal came two minutes later with a perfectly executed corner play. Williams hit the ball out to the top of the circle, where Nicole A. Botcheos ’00 made the stick stop and Power nailed it into the corner past the Smith defense. Bang made eight saves in the net for MIT.

MIT drops one to Wheaton

Marjory A. Bravard ’02 scored twice, but it wasn’t enough to get the Engineers past NEWMAC opponent Wheaton College this Tuesday at Wheaton. The score was knotted at 2-2 after regulation, and after one 7- on-7, fifteen-minute overtime. Wheaton scored the game winner 1:30 into the second overtime period on a penalty corner, winning with the final score of 3-2.

The Engineers (4-6) travel to Mount Holyoke College this Saturday and host WPI next Tuesday and Wellesley next Saturday in the final regular season home game.