Women's Lacrosse Falls to Roanoke, 21-12; Young Breaks Career Goals Record

Emily Young and Jack Simmons
Courtesy of DSPics.com

THE BASICS:

- Score: Roanoke College 21, MIT 12

- Records: MIT (2-5); Roanoke (6-3)

- Location: Salem, Va. (Donald J. Kerr Stadium)

- The Lead: Roanoke College outscored MIT, 12-5, in the first half and used a series of runs to maintain a comfortable margin en route to a 21-12 victory in a non-conference women's lacrosse tilt on Wednesday night. Senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) tallied three goals and one assist, eclipsing the program's career goals record of 188 that was set by former teammate Hannah Levy '17.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Roanoke jumped out to a 3-1 lead following four minutes of action. Freshman Allison Pinto (Ann Arbor, Mich.) redirected a feed from junior Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) at the 21:37 mark, however, the Maroons rattled off three goals in a span of two minutes to go up 6-2.

- MIT countered with a 3-1 spurt that brought it within two (7-5) with 14:33 on the clock. A solo effort by junior Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.) was matched with a Roanoke free-position goal. McCormick and freshman Eveline Mayner (Santa Barbara, Calif.) replied with free-position strikes of their own. The Maroons responded with five unanswered goals during the final 12:46 of the half to enter the intermission with a 12-5 advantage.

- Young opened the second-half scoring, breaking the career goals record on the first of back-to-back free-position goals and then completed the natural hat-trick on a pass from Flooks. The visitors would not get any closer as Roanoke tallied four goals in a row, fueling an 8-3 run that moved the score to 20-11 with 6:54 left to play.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Mayner finished with three goals and two groundballs while McCormick posted two goals, including the 100th of her career, to go along with an assist. Senior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) totaled seven draw controls, two groundballs, two caused turnovers, and a goal as senior Allison Kaslow (Lithia, Fla.) and junior Shannon Francis (Houston, Texas) both generated two caused turnovers. In net, senior Eva Boal (Princeton Junction, N.J.) made six saves in the first half while freshman Hannah Adams (Springfield, Va.) turned away four shots during the second half.

- The Maroons ended the night with advantages in draw controls (17-14), shots (36-19), and groundballs (26-13).

- MIT was 10-of-18 in clears and converted eight of its nine free-position attempts.

- Roanoke were 14-of-20 in their clears and 4-of-8 from eight meters.

- This was the first meeting between both programs.

UP NEXT:

- MIT resumes NEWMAC play on Saturday, March 31 when it hosts Mount Holyoke College for 1:00 p.m. start.

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