March 12, 2008
Gordon College Sports Information
WENHAM, Mass. - Gordon College goalkeeper Chyanne Wilson stopped 20 shots to help lead the Fighting Scots to a 10-6 victory over MIT in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Tuesday night. Samantha O'Keefe and Erica Little each scored twice while Molly McCartin forced four turnovers and grabbed four ground balls. Monique Squiers collected 10 saves for the Engineers (0-2).
MIT struck first when Little tallied an unassisted goal after just 1:15 into the contest. Each side played a possession game throughout the half as the Scots (2-0) and Engineers each set up their respective offenses but the goalkeepers on each end kept the ball out of the net. With 19:47 on the clock, Katie Knaus notched an unassisted tally for the equalizer. Just over a minute later Annie Cameron found Dani Zorn from behind the net for the 2-1 lead. At the 12:54 mark, Cameron extended Gordon's advantage by converting a feed from Knaus.
The Cardinal and Gray narrowed the gap to one (3-2) courtesy of a free-position shot from McCartin with 9:39 remaining in the half. Knaus responded just 20 seconds later when she took the draw control and sprinted past the defense for the goal which gave the Scots a 4-2 edge that would hold through the intermission.
Early in the second stanza the Engineers cut their deficit in half as Casey Flynn fed Lily He with a pass in front of Wilson and He found the back of the net. Gordon kept MIT at bay as Cameron hit an unassisted goal when she wrapped around the back of the net with 25:34 showing on the clock. The Engineers continued to hang around as Samantha O'Keefe`s free-position goal made it a 5-4 contest with 24:44 to play.
The Scots would then tally four unanswered goals with Knaus, Cameron, Zorn, and Veronica Pierce each contributing to the spurt that ended with 3:08 remaining in regulation. Zorn's goal would prove to be the game-winner despite late goals from O'Keefe and Little as the home team held on for the 10-6 victory.
Wilson was a wall in net for the Fighting Scots, stopping a career-high 20 saves, just one short of the school-record, including 11 saves on free-position shots. Knaus led all scorers with four goals and two assists while Cameron had three goals and a pair of assists to go along with four ground balls and five caused turnovers. Zorn chipped in two goals and a pair of draw controls.