CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Despite a four-goal and four-assist performance by Casey Flynn, the MIT women's lacrosse team fell to NEWMAC foe Springfield College, 17-13, on Saturday. With the loss, the Engineers' ledger moved to 3-2 on the year and 0-1 in conference play.
Erica Little registered three goals and an assist as Stephanie Leger posted three goals and three draw controls. Katie Kauffman notched a goal and an assist while Laura Wacker and Kelly Duncan both scored once. Molly McShane totaled five draw controls and two groundballs as Alex Wright tallied four groundballs, four caused turnovers, and two draw controls. Lauren Rodda added four groundballs and three caused turnovers while Allison Hamilos made eight saves.
Each side recorded a goal before the Pride rattled off four in a row to take a 5-1 lead at 18:49. Two minutes later, the Cardinal and Gray ended its scoring drought when Leger converted a feed from Flynn. Springfield responded with a three-goal spurt to increase its margin to 8-2 midway through the frame. Kauffman set up Little for her second marker of the game as Duncan followed with an unassisted effort with 4:30 on the clock. The Pride notched a free-position goal 28 seconds later, but Little redirected a pass from Flynn to bring MIT within four (9-5). Another free-position shot by Springfield capped the scoring and gave the hosts a 10-5 advantage at the break.
Both squads traded goals during the first 12:35 of the second stanza as an unassisted goal by Leger narrowed the gap to 13-9. The Pride posted three consecutive goals to push its margin to seven (16-9) with 14:30 left to play. The Engineers registered four of the final five goals with Flynn picking up a point on all four tallies. She drained a free-position shot and followed with an unassisted goal before earning assists on blasts by Kauffman and Wacker.