Engineers Top Mount Holyoke, 20-16

Junior Ashley Masucci
Junior Ashley Masucci

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 20, Mount Holyoke College 16

- Records: MIT (6-6, 3-2 NEWMAC); Mount Holyoke (3-9, 1-4 NEWMAC)

- Location: South Hadley, Mass. (Mount Holyoke College Turf Field)

- The Lead: A pair of runs in both halves helped propel MIT to a 20-16 victory over Mount Holyoke College in NEWMAC women's lacrosse action on Friday afternoon. Junior Ashley Masucci (Windham, N.H.) tallied three goals, one assist, seven draw controls, and three caused turnovers for the Engineers.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Mount Holyoke jumped out to a 4-1 lead after seven minutes expired. A strike by Masucci set off an exchange of goals until MIT scored five in a row to go in front, 9-7, with 2:39 left in the half. Freshman Rayna Higuchi (Solana Beach, Calif.) and senior Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) both posted two goals while junior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) also found the back of the net.

- The Lyons responded with two quick goals, tying the game with 52 seconds to go. A solo effort from Levy 14 seconds later was matched by the hosts with 18 seconds on the clock. The Engineers went back in front, 11-10, courtesy of Young's marker right before time expired.

- MIT carried the momentum into the second stanza with Young and Masucci increasing the visitors' advantage during the opening 1:29. Mount Holyoke narrowed the gap to 13-12 at the 21:51 mark; however a blast by junior Jack Simmons (Houston, Texas) ignited a 7-2 run that gave the Engineers a comfortable 20-14 cushion with just over four minutes left to play.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Young led all players with six goals and added six draw controls while Levy finished with five goals and one assist. Higuchi posted four goals and four draw controls as Simmons notched three groundballs and three caused turnovers. In net, junior Eva Boal (Princeton Junction, N.J.) turned away five shots.

- The Engineers ended the day with advantages in shots (33-25), groundballs (21-13), and draw controls. The Cardinal and Gray was 3-of-6 in free-position attempts while the Lyons were 2-of-3 from eight-meters.

UP NEXT:

- MIT hosts Wheaton College on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. for a NEWMAC match up.

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