April 1, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Rookie Kaitlin Kamrowski scored both the equalizer and the game-winner in the final five minutes of regulation as MIT (2-1) stormed back late to seal a, 10-9, come-from-behind victory over Colby-Sawyer College (3-1) at Jack Barry Field. Kelsey Presson led all scorers during Thursday night's tilt, igniting the Engineers attack with five goals and an assist.
Presson and Deanna Lentz opened the scoring with two quick goals, with each player assisting on the others finish. After Presson answered a Colby-Sawyer goal with another tally of her own, the Charges dominated the next ten minutes of the game. Scoring four times in that span, Colby-Sawyer moved ahead with goals from four different players. Just before halftime, Presson completed the hat trick for MIT; pulling the Engineers within one (5-4).
The second half was dictated by scoring runs for each squad. After surrendering a goal to Megan Geer in the first minute of the period, the Engineers scored three times within two minutes to once again move ahead (7-6). Presson scored her fourth of the day to spark the attack and Kamrowski and Lentz powered Tech into the lead.
Geer scored twice more for Colby-Sawyer, and after Sarah McRoberts extended the Charges advantage to 9-7 with only eight minutes left on the clock, the Engineers seemed to be facing defeat.
Refusing to succumb quietly, Presson scored her fifth goal of the game at 53:27 off a great feed from Margaret Gentile. For the second time in the half, Presson sparked the offensive surge, and for the second time in the half Kamrowski would answer with the equalizer. She finished the job with an unassisted score at 55:06, knotting the battle at nine.
Drawing a penalty in the box, Kamrowski was awarded a free position shot at 57:28. Realizing that the next score would likely be the last of the evening, Kamrowski beat the Colby-Sawyer keeper clean; capping an amazing comeback.
Hee Jay Kang made seven saves in the cage for MIT, while Anita Waterson stopped 10 shots in defeat for the Chargers.
Kamrowksi delivered the first hat trick of her career, while Lentz was all over the yard. Scoring two goals and adding two assists, she also collected a game-high eight ground balls and four caused turnovers.