Overtime Goal Lifts MIT In 2-1 Victory Over Lasell

The field hockey team picked up its first home win of the season following a 2-1 overtime victory against Lasell College on Tuesday night. Ashley N. Mobbs ’11 converted a feed from Jessica M. Oleinik ’11 with 5:52 remaining in overtime to give the Engineers (2-2) their second win in a row. With the loss, the Lasers’ ledger dropped to 0-3 on the year.

The opening half was a defensive battle, as neither side found the back of the net. Lasell registered the first shot of the contest, but MIT countered with nine unanswered shots of its own. Laser goalkeeper Laura Gallagher withstood the Engineers’ assault in collecting seven of her 11 saves in the first half, including a diving stop midway through the half.

MIT eventually ended the deadlock just 56 seconds into the second half. After the Engineers’ first three shots were denied, Ekavali Mishra ’10 corralled a rebound and found Oleinik for the score. Lasell tallied the equalizer in the 50th minute on its second penalty corner of the night. Kristen Moran took the corner and directed her pass to Caitlyn Walker, who quickly sent the ball into the cage. The game became a midfield struggle as the clock wound down.

Lasell had a chance to capture the win early in the overtime period when it was awarded a penalty corner, but the scoring threat ended when the ensuing shot sailed wide.

In net, Alexa C. Herman ’08 finished with one save for MIT.

The Tech women play an away game against Nichols College on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.