Forester Nets Hat Trick as MIT Field Hockey Overpowers Lasell, 7-0

A action shot of Liv Parsons, facing forward, hitting a ball with a field hockey stick
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THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 7, Lasell University 0

- Records: MIT (3-2); Lasell (1-3)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Jack Barry Field)

- The Lead: First-year Paige Forester (Glencoe, Ill.) recorded the first hat trick of her intercollegiate career as the MIT field hockey team defeated Lasell University, 7-0, on Thursday night. The Engineers also recorded their second combined shutout of the season.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 2nd Minute (1:45) – MIT 1, Lasell 0: Junior Jennah Haque (Bethesda, Md.) sent a short pass from the far post to classmate Amanda Garofalo (Fairfield, N.J.) who quickly redirected it right in front of the goal.

- 10th Minute (9:16) – MIT 2, Lasell 0: Following a flurry of activity after her saved shot, Forester knocked in a loose bouncing ball for the goal.

- 22nd Minute (21:28) – MIT 3, Lasell 0: From a tight angle along the far endline, Forester slipped the ball into the near post.

- 29th Minute (28:26) – MIT 4, Lasell 0: Following a scramble after a penalty corner, sophomore Emily Genevriere (San Jose, Calif.) sent a shot from the far post after connecting on a feed from classmate Liv Parsons (Leesburg, Va.).

- 39th Minute (38:16) – MIT 5, Lasell 0: Haque scored off the rebound of Forester's saved shot.

- 42nd Minute (41:02) – MIT 6, Lasell 0: Genevriere passed the ball from the near side, which was gathered by Forester who placed her shot at the far post.

- 58th Minute (57:29): MIT 7, Lasell 0: On a penalty corner, first-year Catherine Griffin (Durham, N.C.) tipped in Parson's pass at the far post for her first intercollegiate goal.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Parsons finished with two assists while Genevriere and Haque both recorded a goal and an assist.

- MIT saw all three of its goalies play and they were not faced with a shot on goal. Junior Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) earned the win as she played the first 25 minutes of the game while sophomore Kiely Smiga-McManus (Etna, N.H.) played the next 20 minutes. Sophomore Juliana Strother (Mequon, Wis.) was in net for the Engineers during the last quarter.

- Sofia Rodriguez generated seven saves during the first half for Lasell as Sydney Pignone turned away 11 shots during the final 30 minutes. Brooke Landry bolstered the Lasers' backline courtesy of a defensive save late in the third quarter.

- The Engineers ended the night with advantages in shots (37-2), shots on goal (26-0), and penalty corners (13-1).

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 18 when it hosts nationally-ranked No. 3 Tufts University at 6:00 p.m. Lasell, meanwhile, continues its road trip on Saturday, Sept. 14 with a visit to GNAC foe Albertus Magnus College for a 12:00 p.m. start.

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