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Field Hockey dominates Clark

Behind career days from Alexandra A. Wright ’11 and Katie Kauffman ’12, the MIT field hockey team won its NEWMAC opener over Clark University, 8-2, on Sunday afternoon. Wright tallied a career best four goals while Kauffman set a new program record with five assists to help the Engineers move to 6-1 on the season.

Wright, a defender, converted a penalty corner pass from Kauffman just 5:11 into the game for first career goal. Jessica M. Oleinik ’11 knocked home a bouncing rebound just over five minutes later to increase the lead.

Wright and Kameron L. Klauber ’12 found the back of the net within 30 seconds of each other just a few minutes later and Klauber added another goal in the 16th minute.

Wright added her third and fourth goals in the second half and Molly E. McShane ’13 scored for the first time this season. Kauffman assisted all four of Wright’s goals and had five total on the day.

The Engineers will be back in action on Wednesday, hosting Nichols College in a rematch of the teams’ 2010 NCAA Tournament opening round contest. The game begins at 6:00 p.m. on Jack Barry Field.

—Greg McKeever, DAPER Staff