Engineers Edge Out Lasell, 2-1, in Overtime
Sept. 11, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT picked up its first home win of the season following a 2-1 overtime decision against Lasell College on Tuesday night. Ashley Mobbs converted a feed from Jessica Oleinik with 5:52 remaining in the extra session to give the Engineers (2-2) their second win in a row. With the loss, the Lasers' ledger dropped to 0-3 on the year.
The opening frame was a defensive battle as neither side found the back of the net. Lasell registered the first shot of the contest, but MIT countered with nine unanswered strikes of its own. Laser netminder Laura Gallagher withstood the Engineers' assault as she collected seven of her 11 saves in the first half, including a diving stop midway through the period.
MIT eventually ended the deadlock after 56 seconds expired in the second stanza. After the Engineers' first three shots were denied, Ekavali Mishra corralled a rebound and found Oleinik for the score. Lasell tallied the equalizer in the 50th minute following its second penalty corner of the night. Kristen Moran took the corner and directed her pass to Caitlyn Walker who quickly sent the ball to the cage. Both teams struggled to maintain possession in their offensive zones as the clock wound down.
Lasell had a chance to capture the win early in the overtime period when it was awarded a penalty corner. The scoring threat ended as the ensuing shot sailed wide.
In net, Alexa Herman finished with one save for MIT as her record improved to 2-2 on the year.
Both teams will continue play on Thursday, Sept. 13. MIT will host Simmons College at 6:00 p.m. while Lasell will travel to Plymouth State University for a 4:00 p.m. start.