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MIT Women’s Field Hockey beats Clark University

MIT Women’s Field Hockey secure an 8-1 win

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Devon Goetz '20 and Jennah Haque '21 protect the ball from defenders in Saturday's 8-1 win against Clark.

The festivities of the match began by honoring Devon Goetz ’20 and Taylor Grey ’20 for their contributions to the MIT Women’s Field Hockey program during their four-year careers. Because the match took place over Family Weekend, the families of both seniors were present to celebrate their achievements. 

The Senior Day celebrations continued as MIT gained an excellent first quarter start with two goals by Amanda Garofalo ’21 and Jenna Haque ’21. Haque’s goal was unassisted, coming on a backhand, while Garofalo’s goal came from outside the circle. The team continued the second quarter in the same fashion as Goetz scored an early goal off a pass from Paige Forester ’23. Another goal by Garofalo followed, coming off an excellently set up penalty corner. The first half ended with a 4-0 lead for the Engineers. 

The third quarter was dominated by a show from Forester as she scored two goals, then assisted one, scored by Delia Stephens ’21. During the last quarter, Anna Joyce put Clark up on the board with a goal. Goetz eventually scored another goal, and the match ended 8-1. 

Throughout the match, Goetz finished with two goals and three assists, Forester with two goals and two assists, and Garofalo with two goals. As a whole, the Engineers outshot Clark by a 43-3 margin and attempted 16 penalty corners, while Clark attempted only one penalty corner. This victory marked the 50th win for the senior class. The team will conclude the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 2 with an away game against Springfield College beginning at 1 p.m.