April 2, 2013

Balanced Attack Powers Women's Lacrosse Past Framingham State, 21-6

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Sophomore Emma Kane (Garden City, N.Y.) amassed five goals and two assists in leading the MIT women's lacrosse team to a 21-6 victory over Framingham State University on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Engineers improved to 4-5 on the year.

Senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) posted four goals, one assist, and four groundballs while classmate Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) registered three goals, two assists, and three draw controls for MIT. Freshman Nadia Wallace (Rochester, N.Y.) totaled two goals, three assists, and three draw controls as fellow rookie Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) racked up three goals, six draw controls, four groundballs, and four caused turnovers. Senior Laura Wacker (Brooklyn, N.Y.) notched two goals and an assist while junior Erica Du (Excelsior, Minn.) had one goal and two caused turnovers. Freshman Kristyn Berretta (San Diego, Calif.) tacked on a goal as junior Emily Dunne (Paget, Bermuda) earned an assist. Junior Erin Kenney (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) collected six groundballs and two caused turnovers while sophomore Candice Kaplan (Arlington, Va.) and freshman Paige Kennedy (Eastchester, N.Y.) both had two saves.

The Engineers jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 10 minutes expired as Kane opened the game with back-to-back goals. After setting up Kane's second marker, Wallace converted her free-position shot and then Wacker connected on a feed from McShane. An exchange of goals ensued as the Rams narrowed the gap to three (6-3) with 9:29 on the clock. MIT responded by closing the half with five unanswered goals, the last being a Kane free-position strike with seven ticks left.

The back-and-forth scoring resumed in the second stanza as a Framingham State free-position goal made the score 13-5 at the 20:42 mark. The Engineers then strung together eight straight goals as the first three were scored by Wright, Wallace, and Du from eight meters. Despite the deficit, the Rams continued to attack as they found the back of the net with 1:28 remaining.

Next up for MIT will be a home game against Keene State College on Thursday, April 4.