- Score: MIT 19, Mount Holyoke College 4
- Records: MIT (3-5, 1-1 NEWMAC); Mount Holyoke (1-7, 0-2 NEWMAC)
- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Jack Barry Field)
- The Lead: The MIT women's lacrosse team rattled off nine unanswered goals during the last 32:53 of regulation to pull away for a 19-4 victory over Mount Holyoke College in NEWMAC action on Saturday. Senior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) led all players with nine points on seven goals and two assists, helping her break the Institute record of 248 career points which was set by Hannah Levy '17. Kaitlin Braz powered the Lyons with two goals and three draw controls.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Senior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) connected on a feed from junior Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) to put MIT on the board after 35 seconds expired while Young followed with two goals of her own. Julianna Rankin found Braz for her first goal of the day at the 23:09 mark but the Engineers netted four goals over the course of eight minutes, creating a 7-1 advantage.
- Deyscha Smith ended Mount Holyoke's scoring drought with a free-position shot, however, MIT replied with strikes by Young and senior Jack Simmons (Houston, Texas). A solo effort by Leila Kouakou set off an exchange of goals that brought the Lyons within six (10-4) after Braz redirected a feed from Kouakou with 3:44 on the clock. The hosts responded with goals by senior Ashley Masucci (Windham, N.H.) and Young to enter halftime with a comfortable cushion.
- Notarangelo opened the second-half scoring with a pair of early free-position goals. The Engineers went on to outscore the visitors, 5-0, during the remainder of the frame.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- In addition to her big offensive outing, Young collected a game-high seven draw controls. Notarangelo finished with five goals, six groundballs, and four caused turnovers while McCormick tallied one goal and four assists. Junior Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.) posted one goal and two assists as freshman Joyce Noh (Los Angeles, Calif.) recorded the first two goals of her career. Sophomore Leah Vogel (Houston, Texas) bolstered the defense with three caused turnovers. In net, senior Eva Boal (Princeton Junction, N.J.) made four saves during first 43 minutes of action as freshman Hannah Adams (Springfield, Va.) turned away one shot in relief.
- Kouakou generated one goal, one assist, three draw controls and two groundballs while Haley Subocz scooped up three groundballs. Julia Lankin produced three draw controls and two groundballs as Clarissa Leight made four saves.
- MIT finished with advantages in shots (28-15), groundballs (23-10), and draw controls (15-10).
- The Engineers were 20-of-25 in clears and 3-of-8 in free-position attempts.
- The Lyons were 14-of-21 in clears and 1-of-6 in free-position attempts.
- Both teams hit the road for their upcoming outings next week. MIT will visit Bridgewater State University on Tuesday, April 3 for a 6:30 p.m. start. Mount Holyoke, meanwhile, returns to action on Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. with a trip to Salve Regina University.