Mount Holyoke Hustles Past MIT, 3-2
Oct. 15, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - It took a while for either team to generate any offense in the rainy Saturday afternoon conference contest between MIT (11-3, 3-2 NEWMAC) and Mount Holyoke (9-4, 4-1 NEWMAC). When the offenses finally started clicking, goals came in spurts, and it was the Lyons' freshman Jaimie Macari and senior Liz Colby who led Mount Holyoke down the stretch for a 3-2 comeback win at Jack Barry Field.
After much of the first 25 minutes of the game was battled out around midfield, Macari beat MIT's sophomore keeper Alexa Herman from in close for her 14th goal of the season. Three minutes later, the Engineers offense was ignited by Cheryl Texin. Texin had two of her shots deflected in for goals in a two-minute span. At 28:15, Texin took a pass off a penalty corner and fired a shot toward the net that was tipped into the back of the cage by junior Anna Ayuso. Then at 3:41, another Texin blast changed direction after Lauren Nowierski got her stick on the ball. The Engineers took the 2-1 lead into the half.
After almost 17 minutes of scoreless action to begin the second frame, Mount Holyoke's Macari and Colby took control of the game. At 51:59, Macari capitalized on Colby's cross in front of the net for an easy tap in to even the score at two. The goal was Macari's 15th and marked her fifth multi-goal effort this season. Less than one minute later, the Lyons came right back and grabbed a lead when Colby hammered home a penalty corner pass from senior Elyse Newman. The Engineers made a valiant effort down the stretch with eight shots in the second half but could not get one by Lyons senior keeper Jenny Wing.
Wing made five stops for the Lyons in the victory, while MIT's Alexa Herman turned away three shots in the loss.
The Engineers travel to Worcester, Massachusetts on Tuesday, October 18 to face conference rival Worcester Polytechnic Institute (5-7, 0-4 NEWMAC) before coming home for their final two regular season contests against Springfield and Wellesley.