Big First Half Propels Women’s Lacrosse to 16-4 Win Over Emerson

Emily Young
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THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 16, Emerson College 4

- Records: MIT (8-5, 4-1 NEWMAC); Emerson (0-11, 0-5 NEWMAC)

- Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)

- The Lead: The MIT women's lacrosse team opened the game with 11 unanswered goals before cruising to a 16-4 win over Emerson College in NEWMAC action on Wednesday night. Senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) racked up six goals, two assists, and three draw controls for the Engineers.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Junior Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) was a factor in MIT's first two goals of the game as she earned an assist on a strike by senior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) after 58 seconds elapsed and then she quickly buried a free-position shot. The Engineers' advantage continued to grow throughout the first half as a strike by freshman Allison Pinto (Ann Arbor, Mich.) capped the 11-0 run at the 9:53 mark. Emerson ended the shutout over a minute later but the visitors' countered with a blast by Young that was set up by junior Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.).

- McCormick gave MIT a 13-1 lead following 53 seconds of action in the second stanza. The Lions put together a 3-1 spurt, capitalizing on their lone free-position attempt with 18:56 left to play. The score remained unchanged until Notarangelo found Young at the 11:21 mark. Young then set up McCormick for the final goal of the game with just under three minutes to go.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Notarangelo totaled three goals, one assist, five draw controls, three groundballs, and two caused turnovers as McCormick finished with four goals and one assist. Flooks generated five assists, one goal, and three groundballs while senior Jack Simmons (Houston, Texas) posted one goal, two assists, and three draw controls. Senior Ashley Masucci (Windham, N.H.) and sophomore Leah Vogel (Houston, Texas) both produced two caused turnovers as senior goalie Eva Boal (Princeton Junction, N.J.) made four saves.

- The Engineers ended the night with advantages in shots (27-13), draw controls (16-5), and groundballs (16-13).

- MIT was 14-of-16 in clearing attempts while Emerson was 10-of-16. The Engineers also converted two of their four free-position attempts.

UP NEXT:

- MIT continues conference play on Saturday, April 21 when it hosts NEWMAC foe Wheaton College at 11:00 a.m.

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