Flooks Sets Single-Game Assists Record in 25-6 Women's Lacrosse Win Over Emerson

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Photo by Nate Cruz Walma

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 25, Emerson College 6

- Records: MIT (7-7, 4-1 NEWMAC); Emerson (0-8, 0-5 NEWMAC)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Jack Barry Field)

- The Lead: MIT rattled off four goals during the opening minutes of its NEWMAC women's lacrosse game and never looked back as it went on to defeat Emerson College, 25-6, on Wednesday afternoon. Senior Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.) earned an Institute-record 10 assists for the Engineers, surpassing the previous standard of seven which was set by Casey Flynn '10 in 2010. Camille Mumford led the way for the Lions with a natural hat trick to go along with three draw controls.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- First-year Ali Hoffman (Port Washington, N.Y.) connected on a pass from senior Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) to open the scoring after 40 seconds expired. Flooks found first-year Naomi Lutz (Northbrook, Ill.) a minute later and then classmate Eva Then (Yarmouth, Maine) buried back-to-back strikes, giving MIT a 4-0 lead at the 27:15 mark.

- Julia Mallon put Emerson on the board 1:35 later, however, the Engineers responded with an 8-0 run which featured five goals by Then. The Lions ended their scoring drought when Kelli Mark found Jenna Tomsky, making the score 12-2 with 13:16 on the clock. MIT countered with five straight goals, capped by a pair of blasts by junior Emily Ryeom (New York, N.Y.) to close out the half.

- Senior Christine Noh (La Canada, Calif.) increased the Engineers' advantage to 18-2 just over four minutes into the second stanza, but Mallon quickly replied with a strike of her own. Shortly after the ensuing draw, McCormick redirected a feed from Flooks. However, Mumford put together her own three-goal burst which moved the score to 19-6 at the 18:11 mark. Emerson wouldn't get any closer as senior Lucy Halperin's (Seattle, Wash.) first goal of her career kicked off a game-ending 6-0 run, that was bookended by another Halperin marker.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Then tallied eight goals, seven draw controls, and three caused turnovers while Lutz posted four goals and four groundballs. McCormick finished with one goal and five assists as Ryeom generated four goals and one assist. Hoffman totaled five draw controls, three groundballs, two caused turnovers, one goal, and one assist while first-year Shannon Wing (Westford, Mass.) produced five draw controls. In her first intercollegiate start, first-year Elena Boal (West Windsor, N.J.) made two saves while classmate Kiely Smiga-McManus (Etna, N.H.) turned away three shots during the second half.

- Mallon finished with two goals, four draw controls, and three groundballs while Tomsky collected six draw controls. In net, Elizabeth Fretz made five saves.

- MIT ended the day with advantages in shots (35-13), groundballs (14-8), and draw controls (19-13).

- The Engineers were 14-of-15 during their clearing attempts and converted four of their six free-position shots.

- Emerson was 7-of-12 during its clearing attempts and went 0-for-2 from eight meters.

- The Cardinal and Gray set the following single-game program records: 25 goals (was previously 24 versus Keene State College in 2017), 17 assists (was previously 14 versus Regis College in 2015), and 42 points (was previously 33 versus Regis College in 2015).

UP NEXT:

- Both teams face NEWMAC opponents on the road on Saturday, April 20. MIT will travel to Wheaton College for a 1:00 p.m. game while Emerson will head to Babson College for a 12:00 p.m. start.

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