March 9, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Seven unanswered goals by Endicott College during the second half proved to be the difference in its 18-16 victory over MIT in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday. Casey Flynn and Erica Little paced the Engineers (0-1) with four goals apiece while Laura Watson tallied 12 draw controls, seven groundballs, and two goals.
MIT opened the game with four straights goals as Stephanie Leger, Flynn, Little, and Watson each scored. The Gulls countered with five consecutive goals capped by a free-position shot at the 15:20 mark. Flynn tallied the equalizer at 13:46, but Endicott regained the lead (6-5) exactly 11 seconds later. The Engineers went on another four-goal run that was sparked by Molly McCartin's free-position shot. She then registered the go-ahead goal which was followed by a free-position shot from Samantha O'Keefe. Little capped the spurt when she connected on a pass from O'Keefe with 9:14 on the clock. The Gulls scored twice to narrow their gap to 9-8 at halftime.
Like the first half, Leger led off the scoring for the Cardinal and Gray with a free-position goal after 42 seconds elapsed. Endicott quickly cut its deficit in half, but goals from Flynn, O'Keefe, and Watson put the Engineers ahead, 13-9, at the 24:20 mark. The Gulls posted back-to-back goals during the next two minutes however a free-position shot from Flynn raised MIT's margin to three (14-11). With 20:30 on the clock, Endicott mounted its pivotal seven-goal run that spanned the next 17 minutes. Little wrapped up the scoring for the Engineers with a pair of unassisted strikes inside the final 53 seconds.
In net, Monique Squiers collected 15 saves while Leger bolstered MIT's defense with four groundballs.