- Score: MIT 17, Bridgewater College 13
- Records: MIT (2-4); Bridgewater (5-2)
- Location: Bridgewater, Va. (Jopson Athletic Complex)
- The Lead: A 5-1 run that spanned six minutes late in the second half helped MIT pull away from Bridgewater College and register a 17-13 victory in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Monday afternoon. Junior Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) amassed seven goals and two assists for the Engineers.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- McCormick and senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) collaborated on MIT's first three goals of the game. Young set up McCormick for the first and third goals while McCormick returned the favor for Young, giving the Engineers a 3-2 edge. Junior Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.) was a factor in the next two goals as she earned an assist on a strike by senior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) and then she buried an unassisted marker, increasing the visitors' lead at the 15:36 mark.
- Bridgewater generated back-to-back goals but MIT countered with tallies by Young and freshman Allison Pinto (Ann Arbor, Mich.) exactly 19 seconds apart for a 7-4 advantage with nine minutes left. The Eagles battled back, coming within one (7-6), however, Young replied with a solo effort with 18 seconds remaining.
- The McCormick-Young connection returned 2:09 into the second stanza but Bridgewater produced a pair of goals, trimming its deficit to 9-8 at the 24:45 mark. During the next six minutes, McCormick generated two goals while Young helped Flooks notch her third assist of the day. The Eagles put together their own three-goal burst, closing the gap to 12-11 with 9:54 left to play. This was as close as it would get as a free-position strike by senior Jack Simmons (Houston, Texas) sparked the Engineers' pivotal 5-1 run.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Young finished with four goals, three assists, and nine draw controls as Flooks totaled one goal and five assists. Notarangelo registered three goals, eight draw controls, two groundballs, and two caused turnovers while junior Shannon Francis (Houston, Texas) collected three groundballs. Sophomore Leah Vogel (Houston, Texas) bolstered the defense with two caused turnovers and two groundballs as senior goalie Eva Boal (Princeton Junction, N.J.) generated 14 saves and three groundballs.
- MIT had a 21-11 advantage in draw controls while Bridgewater led the way in shots (40-37) and groundballs (22-17).
- The Engineers were 12-of-18 in clears while the Eagles were 14-of-22 in their clearing attempts.
- MIT was 2-of-7 in free-position shots while Bridgewater was 2-of-8 in its eight-meter attempts.
- This was the first meeting between both programs.
- MIT concludes its trip to Virginia on Wednesday, March 28 when it travels to Roanoke College for a 7:00 p.m. start.