Field Hockey Holds on to Defeat UNE, 2-1; Silva Records 300th Career Win

A photo of head coach Cheryl Silva, facing right, talking to a player
Photo by DSPics.com

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 2, University of New England 1

- Records: MIT (2-1); UNE (1-2)

- Location: Biddeford, Maine (UNE Blue Bolt Field)

- The Lead: The MIT field hockey team fought off the University of New England for a 2-1 victory on Saturday afternoon. First-year Paige Forester (Glencoe, Ill.) scored both goals for the Engineers as head coach Cheryl Silva earned her 300th victory at the helm of the Cardinal and Gray.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 6th Minute (5:41) – MIT 1, UNE 0: Forester scored on the rebound of her saved shot.

- 39th Minute (38:51) – MIT 2, UNE 0: Forester sent a reverse hit from the right edge of the circle and tucked it into the near post.

- 57th Minute (56:41) – MIT 2, UNE 1: Reanna Boulay connected on passes from Kendra MacDonald and Kate Lindmark on a penalty corner.

- 59th Minute (58:40) – A penalty stroke by Boulay went past junior goalie Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.), but it was disallowed due to a double-hit.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Moore posted eight saves for MIT.

- Silva currently ranks ninth all-time among active Division III coaches in career wins.

- The Engineers had a strong first quarter which resulted in advantages in shots (7-1), shots on goal (5-0), and penalty corners (2-1). The Nor'easters, however, went on to finish the game with the upper hand in shots (16-12), shots on goal (9-8), and penalty corners (19-4).

UP NEXT:

- MIT concludes its road trip on Tuesday, Sept. 10 when it visits Endicott College for a 7:00 p.m. game.

STAY CONNECTED:

- For the latest on MIT Athletics, follow the Engineers via social media on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.