- Score: No. 22 Colorado College 19, MIT 11
- Records: MIT (2-5); Colorado College (9-0)
- Location: Colorado Springs, Colo. (Stewart Field)
- The Lead: Nationally-ranked No. 22 Colorado College generated an 8-2 run during the final 17:16 of the first half en route to a 19-11 victory over the MIT women's lacrosse team on Wednesday. Senior Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.) posted one goal and one assist, helping her break the career assists record of 72 which was set by Casey Flynn '10. In addition, senior Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) scored two goals, becoming the fifth player in program history to register 200 career points.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Colorado College opened the scoring after 3:35 elapsed but a free-position shot by first-year Eva Then (Yarmouth, Maine) followed by a solo effort from classmate Ali Hoffman (Port Washington, N.Y.) gave MIT a 2-1 edge at the 19:18 mark. The Tigers found the back of the net 21 seconds later, however, Flooks set up sophomore Joyce Noh (Los Angeles, Calif.) for the go-ahead goal with 18:07 on the clock. Colorado College responded by rattling off four straight goals, claiming a 6-3 lead midway through the half.
- McCormick connected on a pass from first-year Shannon Wing (Westford, Mass.) with 9:08 remaining but the Tigers won the ensuing draw and went directly to net. Then narrowed the gap to 7-5 after redirecting a feed from senior Christine Noh (La Canada, Calif.) with just under five minutes left. The Tigers countered with three goals during the last three minutes to enter halftime with a 10-5 advantage.
- The hosts carried the momentum into the second stanza as they rattled off five goals during the first 4:38. A blast by Then set off an exchange of goals until the Engineers closed the game by outscoring the Tigers, 4-2. McCormick started the burst at the 10:46 mark while Hoffman converted a free-position attempt. Following a Colorado College goal, Wing set up first-year Naomi Lutz (Northbrook, Ill.) as Joyce Noh capped MIT's scoring with a man-up strike with 32 seconds remaining. The Tigers won the ensuing draw and found the back of the net with two ticks left.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Then generated three goals, three groundballs, and three draw controls while Hoffman finished with two goals, three groundballs, and two caused turnovers. Lutz tallied five draw controls, two groundballs, two caused turnovers, and one goal as Joyce Noh posted two goals and two draw controls. In net, sophomore Hannah Adams (McLean, Va.) notched one save and two groundballs in the first half. First-year Kiely Smiga-McManus (Etna, N.H.) produced three saves and one caused turnover in 17 minutes while classmate Elena Boal (West Windsor, N.J.) made one save in her first appearance of the season.
- MIT had a 17-15 edge in draw controls but Colorado College led the way in shots (32-25), shots on goal (24-22), and groundballs (16-13).
- The Engineers were 16-of-25 during their clearing attempts and went 2-of-6 in free-position shots.
- The Tigers were 19-of-22 during their clearing attempts and converted three of their four free-position attempts.
- MIT resumes NEWMAC play on Saturday, March 30 when it visits Mount Holyoke College for a 12:00 p.m. start.