April 23, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Junior Julia Coit scored three consecutive goals, including the game's final tally with 53 seconds left in regulation, to lift No. 16 Wheaton College (10-3, 6-1) to a 14-11 victory over MIT (6-4, 2-4) in women's lacrosse.
Amid the soggy conditions of Jack Barry Field, the Engineers battled tough, but fell short in their bid to upend the first-place Lyons. Wheaton scored three times on free position attempts in the first period, building a 7-4 lead at the half.
Playing in her final regular season home game, Kelsey Presson attempted to keep the Cardinal and Gray within striking distance by lending a hand in four of Tech's first-half goals, including three scores of her own.
Three quick goals to open the second half bolstered Wheaton's lead to 10-3, but the Engineers battled back with goals from four different players. Junior star Deanna Lentz figured for one of the scores, her only tally of the day, while sophomore Mary Harding scored twice to slice the Lyons' advantage to 10-9.
Freshman Meredith Herd scored just 20 seconds after Tech reduced the lead to one, halting the come-back of the charging Engineers. Senior Jasmin Moghbeli scored with 1:16 left in the game to pull MIT back within two, but Coit's third finish in ten minutes silenced any thoughts of an MIT victory.
Presson led all scorers with four goals and an assist, while Harding and rookie Kaitlin Kamrowski also scored a pair for the Engineers. Wheaton was led by Coit's three goals and two-goal efforts from Vanessa Pisano, Sara Dimick, Alexa Jurczak and Kyla Graves. Seven of Wheaton's goals came on free position opportunities.
A.J. Vasiliou made 11 saves en route to the win for the Lyons, while Hee Jay Kang stopped 11 shots in defeat for the Engineers.