April 9, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s lacrosse team extended its winning streak to three following an 18-4 decision against Colby-Sawyer College in non-conference action on Thursday. Casey Flynn led the way for the Engineers (6-3), tallying five goals and two assists. Elaina Kennedy paced the Chargers (2-6) with two goals.
Flynn put MIT on the board with an unassisted strike after 27 seconds elapsed. Kennedy registered the equalizer with 25:59 on the clock courtesy of a free position shot. The Cardinal and Gray responded with 13 straight goals, eventually holding a 14-1 lead at the break.
The Engineers extended their margin on Flynn’s solo effort before Colby-Sawyer’s Erin Gallagher recorded the first goal of her career just under the 20-minute mark. Erica Little and Katie Kauffman both found the back of the net, increasing MIT’s advantage to 17-2 with 12:12 left to play. The Chargers continued to attack as Kennedy redirected a feed from Katherine Lee two minutes later. Little capped the scoring for the Engineers with a free position tally while Molly Prudden set up Allicia Murphy for the game’s final goal.
Coming off the bench, Stephanie Brenman tallied four goals and three draw controls as Samantha O’Keefe added three goals and two groundballs for MIT. Little totaled two goals, an assist, four draw controls, and two groundballs while Kauffman posted two goals. Kelly Duncan and Lynne Tye both registered a goal and an assist as Alex Wright notched four draw controls and two caused turnovers. Stephanie Leger contributed three groundballs, two draw controls, and two caused turnovers while Lauren Rodda tacked on three groundballs and two caused turnovers. In net, Molly McCartin finished with four saves and three groundballs.
In addition to her team-high scoring effort, Kennedy tacked on three groundballs. Murphy and Gallagher both recorded a goal as Murphy added three draw controls. Laura Strelis paced the defense with three groundballs and two caused turnovers while Michelle Havey posted two groundballs and two caused turnovers. Alicia Foss collected 13 saves for the Chargers.
Both squads will return to conference play on Saturday, April 11. MIT will travel to NEWMAC foe Smith College while Colby-Sawyer will visit Commonwealth Coast Conference rival Roger Williams University.