Field Hockey Defeats No. 15 Babson, 3-2, in Overtime to Capture NEWMAC Championship

A photo of the field hockey team holding the 2019 NEWMAC Champions banner
Photo by Chris Wraight

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 3, No. 15 Babson College 2 (OT)

- Records: MIT (13-4); No. 15 Babson (18-4)

- Location: Babson Park, Mass. (MacDowell Field)

- The Lead: A breakaway goal by senior Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) just 35 seconds into overtime completed No. 2 seeded MIT's comeback as it defeated nationally-ranked No. 15 and top-seeded Babson College, 3-2, in the NEWMAC Field Hockey Championship on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers captured their second conference title in three years and sixth overall. In addition, Goetz was named the Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 12th Minute (11:31) – Babson 1, MIT 0: Off an MIT turnover, Tori Roche sent a centering pass to Lauren Curley who quickly buried it at the far post.

- 23rd Minute (22:19) – Babson 1, MIT 1: With a two-player advantage, junior Amanda Garofalo (Fairfield, N.J.) tipped in a loose ball in the crease at the near post.

- 26th Minute (25:40) – Babson 2, MIT 1: Roche collected the rebound of her saved shot and knocked it in at the far post.

- 53rd Minute (52:58) – Babson 2, MIT 2: On a penalty stroke, Goetz's shot bounced off the inside of the post and into the back of the net.

- 61st Minute (60:35) – MIT 3, Babson 2: Junior Emma Majercak (Wayne, Pa.) sent a long throughball downfield, which Goetz chased down. With first-year Paige Forester (Glencoe, Ill.) running along the far side of the arc, Goetz attempted to flick the ball to her, but it was deflected back to Goetz. She then knocked the bouncing ball inside the near post, past a defender and goalie Cassidy Riley.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Junior Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) collected 11 saves while Goetz earned a defensive save. Riley made three stops for Babson.

- The Beavers held advantages in shots (19-6), shots on goal (14-6), and penalty corners (12-2).

UP NEXT:

- MIT will learn its opponent, date, and location for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 11:00 p.m. (Eastern) on www.ncaa.com.

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