April 20, 2005

Wellesley Shocks MIT, 15-14

April 19, 2005

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Katie Moseley and Casey Logan scored in the final minute of regulation in leading Wellesley College (5-8, 2-3) to a stunning, 15-14, victory at Jack Barry Field. MIT (6-3, 2-3) had never defeated Wellesley in 16 pervious attempts, although the Engineers entered Tuesday's match with their best chance against the lacrosse perenial power.

Tech had been on a tear in April, winning five of its last six, including a 10-9 come-from-behind thriller against Mount Holyoke last Saturday. Against Wellesley, the Cardinal and Gray picked up where they left off, scoring four goals in the first six minutres to build a 4-1 lead.

After the initial surge, Wellesley showed that they would not crumble against MIT's potent offense, by scoring five consecutive goals to move in front. MIT answered with three of its own, and the back-and-forth battle raged on, resulting in an 8-8 standstill at halftime.

Neither team could catch an advantage in the second half, trading goals at the same pace as the first half. Trailing 12-10 with just over eight minutes to go, the Engineers delivered another surge led by the dynamic tandem of Kelsey Presson and Deanna Lentz. A free position goal by Presson inched Tech to within one, while Lentz buried the equalizer at 53:22. Audrey Gill scored a minute later to give the lead back to Wellesley, but MIT's leading scorers could not be denied.

At 57:16, Lentz scored another game-tying goal, while Presson followed with what the Tech faithful hoped would be the game-winner at 58:20. Down to its last breath, Wellesley made a final push, scoring on its final two shots to steal a critical NEWMAC win.

Presson totaled five goals to lead all scorers, while Kaitlin Kamrowski picked up her second hat trick of the season with a three-goal effort. Hee Jay Kang made eight stops in the loss, falling to 6-2 on the season.