- Score: No. 5 MIT 18, No. 4 Emerson College 10
- Records: MIT (8-8); Emerson (6-11)
- Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)
- The Lead: No. 5 seeded MIT jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never looked back as it went on to defeat No. 4 Emerson College, 18-10, in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday afternoon. Senior Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) generated four goals, becoming the Engineers' all-time career leader as she surpassed the previous mark of 185 set by Kira Schott '16.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- MIT sophomore Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) connected on a pass from junior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) to open the scoring after 2:48 elapsed. Emerson quickly tallied the equalizer but Notarangelo found junior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.), kicking off the Engineers' 11-1 run which featured two more strikes by Young. The Lions countered with a 3-1 spurt during the last 8:21 of the frame to make the score 12-5 at halftime.
- Young increased the visitors' advantage courtesy of a free-position shot 27 seconds into the second stanza. Emerson registered back-to-back goals; however, MIT countered with a 4-1 burst that pushed the lead to 17-8 with 10:38 remaining. An exchange of goals followed to wrap up the scoring.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Young racked up four goals, two assists, and six draw controls while McCormick recorded a game-high six goals. Notarangelo finished with one goal, two assists, two groundballs, two draw controls, and two caused turnovers as freshman Rayna Higuchi (Solana Beach, Calif.) tallied two goals, five groundballs, and three draw controls. Junior Jack Simmons (Houston, Texas) powered the defense with four caused turnovers and three groundballs while classmate Eva Boal (Princeton Junction, N.J.) turned away four shots.
- MIT registered advantages in shots (35-20) and draw controls (17-13). Emerson had a slight edge in groundballs (30-28) and was 3-of-7 in free-position shots while the Engineers converted two of their six attempts.
- MIT will travel to top-seeded Springfield College for the semifinals of the NEWMAC Tournament on Saturday, May 6 with the time to be announced. This will be the Engineers' fourth consecutive trip to the semifinal round.