April 13, 2010

MIT Defense Smothers Wheaton; Flynn Breaks Another Record

Courtesy of Wheaton College Sports Information

NORTON, Mass. – The Wheaton College women's lacrosse team jumped out to a 3-1 advantage early in the first half before succumbing to an MIT 9-0 run during a 10-3 loss in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Tuesday at Keefe Field. With two goals and an assist, senior Casey Flynn became the Engineers' career points leader as she eclipsed the standard of 204 set by Deanna Lentz '06.

Despite holding the Cardinal and Gray to its lowest offensive output of the season, the Lyons dropped their third straight game to MIT while falling to 3-7 on the season and 1-2 in league play. The Engineers won for the third consecutive time to improve to 7-3 and 2-1.

Wheaton sophomore Sabrina Fiori scored the game's first two goals and the initial two tallies of her career, while classmate Hailey Colburn finished with a goal and an assist. Sophomore Katie Powers had a helper, and junior Marianna Marcellino stopped 12 shots between the pipes.

Katie Kauffman paced all scorers with four goals for the Engineers, while Kelly Duncan scored twice. Alex Wright posted four groundballs and two draw controls as Lauren Rodda led the way with seven groundballs. Stephanie Leger notched three groundballs and one goal while goalie Allison Hamilos collected seven saves.

Fiori converted passes from Powers at 27:11 and Colburn at 24:36 for a quick 2-0 edge before Kauffman sliced the deficit in half 3:14 later. Colburn's free-position goal with 19:32 to play before the break proved to be Wheaton's last tally, as the Lyons were held off the board for the final 49:31. Kauffman found the back of the net a second time at 12:36 of the first half before Leger knotted the score as time expired.

In the second half, Duncan scored what proved to be the game-winner with 22:21 remaining. Duncan, Flynn and Kauffman recorded two goals apiece in the second stanza to secure the win.