NEW LONDON, Conn. – The MIT women's lacrosse team kicked off NEWMAC play by defeating the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 20-3, on Wednesday night. Senior Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) racked up four goals and two assists, breaking the Institute record of 214 career points set by Casey Flynn '10.
Senior Isabella DiDio (Jenkintown, Pa.) generated three goals, one assist, and seven draw controls while sophomore Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) posted four goals for the Engineers (6-2, 1-0 NEWMAC). Freshman Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) recorded a hat trick as classmate Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.) notched one goal and two assists. Sophomore Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) contributed four draw controls and two goals while fellow sophomore Eva Boal (Princeton Junction, N.J.) came up with three saves.
McCormick, DiDio, and Schott accounted for MIT's first three goals as it eventually established a 7-1 advantage on a strike by Young that was set up by senior Christine Jiang (Canton, Mich.) at the 17:28 mark. Coast Guard found the back of the net almost two minutes later but the Engineers finished off the half with seven unanswered goals. The Cardinal and Gray continued to roll in the second stanza as it outscored the Bears, 6-1.
MIT continues its NEWMAC road trip on Saturday, April 2 when it travels to Springfield College.