Engineers Overpower Smith, 17-2
April 11, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A dominating first-half performance which featured 14 unanswered goals powered MIT to a 17-2 victory over host Smith College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s lacrosse game on Saturday. The decision lifted the Engineers’ ledger to 7-3 on the year and 1-1 in conference play. It also marked the Cardinal and Gray's best outing since amassing a 10-3 record during the 1995 season.
Stephanie Brenman led MIT with four goals and an assist to go along with two caused turnovers. Casey Flynn tallied three goals and two assists while Kelly Duncan posted two goals, an assist, three draw controls, and two groundballs. Erica Little, Samantha O'Keefe, and Lynne Tye each notched two goals as Katie Kauffman recorded four draw controls and two groundballs. Coming off the bench, Evelyn Cordner and Edith Reshef both found the back of the net once as Cordner tacked on two groundballs and a caused turnover. In net, Molly McCartin registered 11 saves and two groundballs.
The Engineers controlled the action on the offensive end, compiling 14 straight goals during the opening frame. MIT scored twice in the second half before Smith ended the shutout with 11:43 remaining. The Pioneers found the back of the net at the 3:25 mark while Little capped the scoring as time expired.