Read’s Natural Hat Trick Propels Field Hockey Past Lasell

Megan Read

Newton, MA --- WPI sophomore forward Megan Read (Wrentham, MA) scored three goals Friday afternoon in a 6-1 non-conference win over host Lasell College.  The Engineer's improve to 2-0 while the Lasers begin their season 0-1.

Junior forward Sasha Marokhovsky (Upton, MA) opened the scoring for the Engineers at 6:41 in the first half.  Classmate Celena Dopart (Washington, DC) was credited with the assist for her second of the young season and twelfth of her career.  It wasn't until 23:09 for the second goal to see the back of the net, when sophomore forward Maggie Wigley (Bridgewater, MA) assisted on Read's first score.  The next two goals came from Read at 25:16 and 27:12.  Read is credited with her first collegiate hat trick and now has five career goals.  Senior forward Meghan Linskey (Bridgewater, MA) aided Read's second goal, while junior midfielder Paige Hanson (East Hartford, CT) and Wigley assisted on the third.

Both teams scored in the second half.  The Engineers Dopart scored with help from Marokhovsky at 37:20.  Junior forward Emily Pearce (Avon, CT) netted her second goal in as many matches this season at 61:43, while rookie midfielder Kathryn Roosa (Cottekill, NY) earned her first collegiate assist.  The Lasers avoided a shutout when junior forward Hannah Cebry (Burlington, CT) netted the lone score at 65:02 with help from freshman forward Sam Smithers (Yarmouth, MA).

Despite having six goals against, the Lasers junior keeper Christine Thornton (Canton, MA) minded the net for the whole 70 minutes making eight saves.  The Engineer's sophomore keeper Aly Caceres (Fall River, MA) played the first half and earned the win, while freshman Liz Dufresne (Worcester, MA) made four saves in the second half.  Junior back Katye Milligan (Skowhegan, ME) was credited with her second defensive save of the year.  

The Engineer's return to action Tuesday night when they host Bridgewater State at 7pm. Lasell hosts MIT Tuesday afternoon at 4pm.

Story by Mark Therrien - WPI Athletics