April 15, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's lacrosse team posted its first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win of the season in convincing fashion as it defeated Smith College, 17-9, on Saturday. Casey Flynn paced the Engineers (3-6, 1-3 NEWMAC) with a game-high five goals.
Additional offensive support came from Laura Watson, who tallied four goals, as Samantha O'Keefe notched three goals and three draw controls. Julia Roberts contributed two goals and an assist while Amanda Hunter recorded two goals, including the game-winner, to go along with five groundballs. Mary Harding led MIT with seven groundballs and chipped in a goal as Lynne Tye earned an assist. Anna Ayuso amassed seven caused turnovers and four groundballs while Clara Bennett totaled four in the same categories. In net, Hee Jay Kang collected 11 saves as her ledger improved to 3-6 on the year.
Smith opened the scoring at the 26:57 mark, but the Engineers countered with 13 unanswered goals during the next 20 minutes. The Pioneers found the back of the net three times during the last 4:15, which made the score 13-4 at the break. Smith carried the momentum into the second stanza as it narrowed the gap to 13-7 with 15:36 left to play. MIT ended the rally by tacking on four consecutive goals in a span of five minutes. The Pioneers continued to attack as they scored twice before the final horn sounded.