Strong Second Half Powers Women's Lacrosse to 17-6 Win Over Wellesley

Leah Vogel
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THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 17, Wellesley College 6

- Records: MIT (5-5, 2-1 NEWMAC); Wellesley (0-11, 0-3 NEWMAC)

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

- The Lead: MIT tallied eight consecutive goals in the second half to help it capture a 17-6 victory over Wellesley College in NEWMAC women's lacrosse action on Saturday. Senior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) amassed five goals, four draw controls, and two caused turnovers for the Engineers while Dacia Persky powered the Blue with three goals and two assists.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Persky opened the scoring by connecting on a feed from Jenna Mulrenan after 55 seconds expired. Notarangelo notched the equalizer with a free-position goal less than two minutes later and then junior Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) quickly put MIT ahead, 2-1. The Engineers created some breathing room courtesy of a free-position shot from freshman Allison Pinto (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and another blast by Notarangelo.

- Wellesley battled back, narrowing the gap to 4-3 midway through the frame. A solo effort by Jenny Gubner ended the scoring drought at the 15:40 mark while Carson Dennis found the back of the net just over a minute later. Shortly after winning the draw, senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) scored from eight meters, sparking a 5-1 spurt which resulted in a 9-4 lead with 6:08 on the clock. The Blue replied with a blast from Kat Gallison exactly 65 seconds later, helping the visitors stay within striking distance heading into halftime.

- MIT started the second stanza with Notarangelo winning the draw control and going directly to net in a span of 12 seconds. The hosts went on to score seven more times, building a 17-5 advantage with 6:27 on the clock. Persky provided Wellesley's lone goal of the half with seven seconds left to play.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- McCormick racked up five goals as Young generated four goals, two assists, and six draw controls. Junior Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.) totaled one goals and two assists while senior Ashley Masucci (Windham, N.H.) produced six draw controls and two caused turnovers. Sophomore Leah Vogel (Houston, Texas) led the way with four groundballs, followed by three from junior Lucy Halperin (Seattle, Wash.) and Pinto. In net, freshman Hannah Adams (Springfield, Va.) made five saves in the first half as senior Eva Boal (Princeton Junction, N.J.) closed out the game with six stops.

- Dennis and Gubner both finished with one goal and one assist while Louise Conaty recorded four groundballs and three caused turnovers. Mulrenan tallied four draw controls, four caused turnovers, and three groundballs as Hannah Maisano collected four groundballs. In net, Chloe Tucker amassed 12 saves.

- MIT ended the day with advantages in shots (33-20) and draw controls (17-8). Wellesley, meanwhile, had the upper hand in groundballs (23-19).

- The Engineers were 16-of-24 in clearing attempts and converted four of their six free-position shots.

- The Blue was 17-of-20 on the clear and weren't awarded any eight-meter attempts.

UP NEXT:

- Both teams continue conference play on Wednesday, April 11 at 4:00 p.m. MIT will travel to Babson College while Wellesley will host Wheaton College.

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