- Score: Plymouth State University 17, MIT 11
- Records: MIT (1-1); Plymouth State (1-1)
- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Jack Barry Field)
- The Lead: A 7-2 run by Plymouth State University during the first half helped it claim a lead it would not relinquish as it went on to defeat MIT, 17-11, in a non-conference women's lacrosse game on Saturday. Senior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) generated a game-high six goals for the Engineers while Sam Sullivan posted five goals and three groundballs for the Panthers.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Plymouth State's Megan Tingley opened the scoring after 1:25 expired but strikes by senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) and Notarangelo quickly put MIT in front, 2-1. The Panthers responded with a Sam Fiore goal at the 20:44 mark, igniting a 7-2 run that spanned just over 17 minutes. A free-position shot by Notarangelo ended the Engineers' scoring drought while Young's marker narrowed the gap to 8-6 with 1:45 left in the half. Plymouth State countered with a goal from Sullivan that came with 12 ticks left.
- Notarangelo brought MIT within 9-7 following 1:29 of action in the second stanza but a goal from Sarah Thompson kicked off a 4-1 burst, with Sydney Dubois scoring the last two goals for the Panthers. A blast by senior Ashley Masucci (Windham, N.H.) set off an exchange of goals which moved the score to 14-10 after a tally from Young with 9:10 left to play. This was as close as it would get as Plymouth State registered three goals during the next six minutes to put the game out of reach.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Young finished with four goals, two assists, and 10 draw controls as junior Shannon Francis (Houston, Texas) notched three groundballs and three caused turnovers. In net, freshman Hannah Adams (Springfield, Va.) recorded 11 saves and two groundballs.
- Tingley tallied three goals, two assists, and seven draw controls while Dubois registered four goals, four groundballs, and four caused turnovers. Sophia Guerriero contributed one goal, two assists, and two caused turnovers as Clarissa Foote totaled seven saves and three caused turnovers.
- MIT had a 15-14 edge in draw controls and was 5-of-7 in free-position shots while Plymouth State converted one of its two attempts. The Panthers had the advantage in shots (30-22) and groundballs (22-17). The visitors were 16-of-19 in their clearing attempts while the Engineers were 12-of-20.
- MIT continues its home stand on Wednesday, March 7 when it hosts Roger Williams University at 4:00 p.m. Plymouth State, meanwhile, returns to action on Sunday, March 18 at Bowdoin College with a scheduled start of 1:00 p.m.