April 5, 2010

Bridgewater State Outlasts Engineers, 15-13

Courtesy of Bridgewater State College Sports Information

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – A rally late in regulation would not be enough as the MIT women's lacrosse team fell to Bridgewater State College, 15-13, on Monday afternoon. The loss lowered the Engineers' ledger to 4-3 on the year.

Erica Little paced the visiting Engineers with three goals and two assists while Laura Wacker compiled four goals, three groundballs, two draw controls, and one caused turnover. Stephanie Leger added three goals as Kelly Duncan tallied five groundballs, two goals, and two draw controls. Lauren Rodda registered three groundballs, two draw controls, and two caused turnovers while Katie Kauffman chipped in two draw controls and a goal.

Courtney Lennon notched a game-best six points on four goals and two assists while Shannon Manning registered three goals and an assist. Katie DeMaio and Jenny Jones added three goals apiece for the Bears. Manning also recorded game-high totals of five draw controls and seven ground balls to go along with a pair of caused turnovers.

In net, Allison Hamilos turned aside 10 shots for the Cardinal and Gray as Meghan Griffin made a season-high 17 saves.

The Engineers spotted the Bears an early 3-0 lead before scoring five of the next six goals to move ahead, 5-4. Bridgewater would answer with a pair of goals by Manning and Patricia Maloney to end the half as BSC took a 6-5 advantage into the intermission. The Bears would not relinquish the lead for the remainder of the contest.

BSC would outscore the Engineers 8-5 over the first twenty minutes of the second half with Manning, Lennon and DeMaio each scoring twice. The Bears would open up a 14-10 lead on a DeMaio goal off an assist from Lennon at the 11:03 mark of the final stanza. Bridgewater would not score again until the final seconds as MIT went on a 3-0 run with Little scoring twice and Wacker tallying a goal at the 4:59 mark to pull the Engineers to within one at 14-13. Little had a chance to tie the game with 1:11 remaining but her shot sailed wide. Griffin then made a big save with 42 seconds left to play to preserve the slight edge. Jones scored with just seven seconds on the scoreboard off an assist from Kristin White to secure the victory.