Field Hockey Holds on to Defeat No. 17 Geneseo, 3-2; Advances to NCAA Regional Final

An action photo of Emma Majercak, facing forward, standing over the ball while holding a field hockey stick

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 3, No. 17 SUNY Geneseo 2

- Records: MIT (15-4); No. 17 Geneseo (19-3)

- Location: Ewing, N.J. (TCNJ Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex)

- The Lead: Despite a late push by No. 17 SUNY Geneseo, including a goal with just over six minutes remaining, the MIT field hockey team held on to defeat the Knights, 3-2, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at The College of New Jersey. First-year Paige Forester (Glencoe, Ill.) tallied two goals in the first half as the Engineers earned a spot in the Elite Eight for the second time in program history and first since 2011.

SCORING SUMMARY:

- 3rd Minute (2:16) – Geneseo 1, MIT 0: Maggie Phipps put a quick shot on net.

- 3rd Minute (2:56) – Geneseo 1, MIT 1: Forester deked by a defender for the equalizer.

- 27th Minute (26:45) – MIT 2, Geneseo 1: A long pass from sophomore Lucy Kitch-Peck (Bethlehem, Pa.) was corralled by Forester who sent it to the far post.

- 41st Minute (40:20) – MIT 3, Geneseo 1: Senior Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) converted a penalty stroke.

- 54th Minute (53:51) – MIT 3, Geneseo 2: Phipps connected on a pass from Julia Kim on a penalty corner.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Junior goalie Grace Moore (Boston, Mass.) made six saves while senior Taylor Grey (Horsham, Pa.) and junior Emma Majercak (Wayne, Pa.) both earned a defensive save.

- Geneseo ended the day with advantages in shots (14-7), shots on goal (10-5), and penalty corners (11-2).

- This was the first meeting between both programs. In addition, this was the Engineers' third victory over a nationally-ranked opponent.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will play No. 6 Franklin & Marshall College on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1:00 p.m. at The College of New Jersey in the regional final.

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