Bulldogs Remain Undefeated with Win over MIT

University of Redlands preserved its undefeated season with a 13-3 decision over the visiting Engineers of MIT on Tuesday at Farquhar Field during "ALS Awareness Night."

The Bulldogs trailed after MIT's first possession but quickly took control with a 6-1 advantage by the end of the first half and never looked back.

After MIT won the opening draw, the Engineers worked the ball around to eventually score less than two minutes into the action.

However, Redlands quickly responded with nine unanswered goals through the 27:31-mark of the second period. During this span, three Bulldogs achieved a multi-score game, with sophomore midfielder KK McCaslin (Portland, OR) uncorking three of her team-leading four netters.

The Maroon and Gray continued to cruise, dominating both ends of the field. Redlands kept the pressure on with seven second-half goals while holding the Engineers to a mere five shots.

Overall, the Bulldogs racked up a season-high 12 caused turnovers as junior midfielder Crystal Painter (Lake George, NY) stepped up with three of them.

In addition, Redlands corralled 24 ground balls on the night, highlighted by the stellar play of senior goalkeeper Ana Martinez (Pleasanton, CA) with four. Martinez also provided five saves in her 10th triumph of the season.

Complementing McCaslin's four-goal output, Painter provided three goals and two assists, while junior attack player Aimee Dewan (Alamo, CA) recorded a hat trick for the Bulldogs. Sophomore midfielder Jacky Craycraft (Trabuco Canyon, CA) and senior attack player Blair Callaghan (Tacoma, WA) rounded out the goal-scorers with two and one netter, respectively. Furthermore, Callaghan dished out a pair of assists.

Craycraft posted a game-high six draw controls, accounting for more than half of her team's 11.

With tonight's win, Redlands (10-0) continues its best start to a season in the history of the program, following last year's 9-0 effort. The Bulldogs resume Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) competition on April 4 when they travel to Pomona-Pitzer Colleges for a 7:00 p.m. showdown with the Sagehens.


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