- Score: MIT 18, U.S. Coast Guard Academy 16
- Records: MIT (10-5, 6-1 NEWMAC); Coast Guard (11-5, 4-3 NEWMAC)
- Location: New London, Conn. (Cadet Memorial Field)
- The Lead: With an 18-16 win over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the MIT women's lacrosse team registered its program-record eighth straight victory on Wednesday. Senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) posted seven goals and an assist, becoming the first player in program history to eclipse 100 points for the season and 300 points in a career. Senior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) collected 15 draw controls, breaking the Institute single-game record of 12 that was set by Laura Watson '08. She also increased her season draw control total to 93, surpassing the mark of 91 that was established by Kira Schott '16 in 2014.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- MIT junior Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) opened the scoring after 53 seconds elapsed, kicking off a 6-1 run. Coast Guard generated back-to-back goals which was matched by the Engineers courtesy of strikes by McCormick and senior Ashley Masucci (Windham, N.H.). The Bears narrowed the gap to 8-4 with 13:59 on the clock, setting off an exchange of goals down the stretch, capped by a solo effort from senior Jack Simmons (Houston, Texas) that gave MIT a 12-7 lead at halftime.
- Coast Guard outscored the Engineers, 5-1, during the first nine minutes of the second stanza to come within two (13-11). The visitors doubled their margin in a span of 49 seconds on goal by Young that was set up by junior Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.) and then a free-position shot by Masucci with 19:03 on the clock. Both sides traded goals as an extra-player blast by Notarangelo created an 18-14 advantage for MIT with 5:27 left to play. Despite the deficit, the Bears continued to attack, scoring at the 4:04 mark and with 29 seconds remaining.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- In addition to her record-breaking performance, Notarangelo notched four goals. McCormick finished with four goals and one assist as Masucci posted five draw controls and two goals. Flooks generated five assists, three caused turnovers, and two groundballs while Simmons tallied three caused turnovers and three groundballs. In net, senior goalie Eva Boal (Princeton Junction, N.J.) turned away seven shots.
- MIT led the way in draw controls (25-11) and shots (37-34), was 12-of-17 in clearing attempts, and 4-of-10 in free-position shots.
- Coast Guard had the upper hand in groundballs (15-11), went 10-of-19 in clearing attempts and 2-of-5 in free-position shots.
- MIT concludes the regular season on Saturday, April 28 when it hosts NEWMAC rival Smith College at 12:00 p.m.