CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With two assists, senior Casey Flynn broke the Institute record for assists in a season as her total now stands at 27. The feat made her MIT's all-time leader for season and career goals, assists, and points. However, Flynn's performance would not be enough as the Engineers fell to nationally-ranked No. 10 Babson College, 18-5, in a NEWMAC women's lacrosse game on Tuesday.
Stephanie Leger registered a hat-trick for MIT (8-5, 3-2 NEWMAC) as Erica Little tacked on a goal and an assist. Laura Wacker posted two groundballs, two caused turnovers, and a goal while Molly McShane gathered two groundballs. Lauren Rodda totaled four groundballs as Kelly Duncan earned a pair of caused turnovers. Goalie Allison Hamilos made 15 saves in net.
Anna Collins scored four goals and assisted two others while Kaitlyn Pettengill scored six goals. Trisha Babson recorded two goals, three assists, and six draw controls for the Beavers while also winning 14 of 17 face-offs. Erin Daley and Taylor Kralovenec netted two goals apiece, Jamie Spang contributed one goal and two assists, and Sarah Macary finished with 10 saves in 46 minutes in net. Laura Bronner finished out the game with two saves.
The Beavers (11-3, 5-0 NEWMAC) put the game out of reach by outscoring the Cardinal and Gray, 13-0, in the first half. MIT got on the board when Little connected on a feed from Flynn after 2:10 expired in the second stanza. Leger followed with a free-position shot just over a minute later. Babson answered with three straight goals to push its lead to 16-2 with 21:42 on the clock. Wacker converted a free-position shot, but the Beavers followed with another goal. Leger redirected a feed from Little at the 7:24 mark as Babson found the back of the net a minute later. The Engineers capped the scoring with 39 seconds to go on a marker from Leger that was set up by Flynn.