April 3, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In its trip to West Palm Beach, Fla. last week, MIT fell to Hartwick College, 9-8, and then recorded a 12-11 win over SUNY Potsdam. Last Monday, the Engineers (2-3) quickly built a 3-0 lead on unassisted goals by Samantha O'Keefe, Casey Flynn, and Lynne Tye. Hartwick got on the scoreboard with 24:38 on the clock, but the Engineers extended their advantage to 5-1 during the next three minutes. Flynn set up Amanda Hunter for her only goal of the game and then converted a free position shot. The Hawks responded with four unanswered goals that resulted in a 5-5 tie at the break.
Hartwick registered its first lead of the day after 2:33 had expired in the second half. Following another goal by the Hawks, Flynn ended MIT's scoring drought at the 22:45 mark. Hartwick quickly added two more goals that raised their margin to 9-6. Flynn continued to be the source of the Engineers' offense as she found the back of the net two more times. MIT's defense withstood several late attacks by the Hawks, but the Engineers could not convert on the offensive end. Flynn tallied a game-high six points on five goals and an assist as Hunter, O'Keefe, and Tye each contributed a goal. O'Keefe and Flynn each posted two draw controls while O'Keefe added three caused turnovers. Lily He paced MIT with three groundballs as Hee Jay Kang collected five saves.
The next day against SUNY Potsdam, the Engineers established an 8-5 advantage at the end of the first half. The Bears responded by outscoring Tech, 6-3, which resulted in a tie at 11 with nine minutes left to play. MIT regained the lead on Flynn's free position strike with three minutes remaining.
Tye paced the Engineers with four goals as Flynn tallied three goals and an assist. Julia Roberts posted three goals while Mary Hatch dished out a trio of assists. Hunter contributed a goal and an assist as O'Keefe rounded out the scoring with one goal. Kang finished the day with seven saves.