Big First Half Powers Springfield Past Women's Lacrosse, 16-3

Junior Katie Notarangelo
Junior Katie Notarangelo

THE BASICS:

- Score: Springfield College 16, MIT 3

- Records: MIT (4-5, 1-1 NEWMAC); Springfield (5-4, 2-0 NEWMAC)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Jack Barry Field)

- The Lead: Springfield College generated 11 goals in the first half en route to a 16-3 victory over MIT in NEWMAC women's lacrosse action on Sunday. Kayla Schroeher tallied five goals and one assist for the Pride while senior Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) scored twice for the Engineers.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Springfield recorded seven unanswered goals during the opening 14:38 of the game. Shelby Corsano got things going after three minutes expired and then set up Kristen Steidler for the first of her three goals during the run. Schroeher also contributed two goals and one assist to the Pride's fast start.

- Junior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) put MIT on the board at the 13:28 mark but Springfield rattled off four more goals as Bianca Raniolo's solo effort 17 seconds before halftime gave it an 11-1 advantage.

- The visitors continued to cruise in the second stanza, producing five straight goals as a strike by Corsano completed the hat trick and capped Springfield's scoring with 10:37 left to play. The Engineers' scoring drought ended almost five minutes later courtesy of Levy's free-position shot. She then found the back of the net with 19 seconds remaining.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Notarangelo contributed four draw controls and three groundballs as junior Jack Simmons (Houston, Texas) added three groundballs. Sophomore Shannon Francis (Houston, Texas) posted two caused turnovers while junior goalie Eva Boal (Princeton Junction, N.J.) made three saves for MIT.

- Corsano finished with three goals, one assist, and five draw controls as Raniolo notched one goal and two assists. Ann Mahoney came up with four groundballs while Gianna Napoli generated two caused turnovers. In net, Gabby Anderson totaled six saves and four groundballs in 45 minutes of action as Brenna Keefe closed out the game for Springfield.

- MIT had the edge in groundballs (16-14) but Springfield had the upper hand in shots (23-10) and draw controls (12-7).

UP NEXT:

- Both squads continue NEWMAC play on Wednesday, April 5. MIT will travel to Wellesley College while Springfield will host the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

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