FH: Cougars Trounced by MIT, 8-1

FH: Cougars Trounced by MIT, 8-1

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Clark University field hockey team dropped an 8-1 final against MIT as Devon Goetz tallied two goals and three assists to lead the Engineers in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at Jack Barry Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Basics

Score: Engineers 8, Cougars 1

Records: Clark University (8-8, 2-4 NEWMAC) | MIT (10-4, 6-1 NEWMAC)

How it Happened

MIT put forth a convincing victory as the Engineers led a 43-3 shot total throughout the contest while holding a 16-1 advantage on penalty corners. Goetz led the way offensively for the host, but the Engineers saw two goals apiece coming from Amanda Garofalo and Paige Forester.

Clark University junior forward Anna Joyce (Hopkinton, Mass.) offered the only marker of the game for the Cougars, striking for her first goal of the season in the 47th minute of action.

The Engineers managed a goal in every period, starting just 11 minutes in as Garofalo found the cage from atop the circle off the feed from Goetz. Three minutes later, the team doubled up the advantage as Jennah Haque tallied an unassisted marker before the expiration of the period.

With a 4-0 established at the end of the half, the Engineers put forth their best offensive display of the game during a third quarter that saw them score three times on 16 shots. Forester got things going again for the host, hammering home a rebound just over a minute into the period before bookending the three-goal stanza in the 39th minute.

Clark University cut into the deficit during the fourth quarter as Joyce notched her first goal of the season in impressive fashion. Joyce maneuvered down the field on her own, shifting past a defender on the breakaway and beating the goalkeeper one-on-one to cut the deficit, 7-1.  

MIT was able to get the goal back as Goetz capped off her solid day, rocketing a shot from the top-right of the circle unassisted for the 8-1 finale score.

Up Next

The Cougars head home for their final two contests of the regular season, starting on October 30 when the team entertains WPI for a 3:45 bout at Granger Field.