- Score: Babson College 10, MIT 9 (OT)
- Records: MIT (7-8, 4-4 NEWMAC); Babson (10-5, 7-1 NEWMAC)
- Location: Babson Park, Mass. (MacDowell Field)
- The Lead: Despite a late rally that forced overtime, MIT could not carry the momentum into the extra session as host Babson College found the back of the net with 3:04 remaining to capture a 10-9 NEWMAC women's lacrosse win on Wednesday night. Junior Emily Young (La Jolla, Calif.) powered the Engineers with a game-high six points on four goals and two assists to go along with four draw controls.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Babson inched out to a 3-1 lead after 11 minutes elapsed but strikes by sophomore Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.) and senior Hannah Levy (Yardley, Pa.) evened the score with 7:26 left in the half. The Beavers replied with four straight goals to enter the intermission with a comfortable cushion.
- The 7-3 score remained unchanged until Babson converted a free-position shot at the 16:30 mark. A solo effort by Levy ended MIT's scoring drought 14 seconds later; however, the Beavers increased their advantage to 9-4 with 14:44 on the clock.
- Young won the ensuing draw and went directly to the net to kick off the visitors' five-goal rally. After some back-and-forth play, Young earned an assist on freshman Rayna Higuchi's (Solana Beach, Calif.) strike at 5:53. Young then buried three goals in a row as her final marker tied the game at nine with 1:01 on the clock. Both squads had chances to win the game in regulation but Babson saw its shot sail high with 35 seconds to go while MIT turned the ball over in the crease during the waning moments of action.
- After back-to-back turnovers to open overtime, the Beavers secured the victory on a goal by Francesca Giovanucci with 3:04 left to play.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Higuchi tallied one goal, one assist, six groundballs, five draw controls, and five caused turnovers as Levy posted two goals. Junior Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.) chipped in one goal and three groundballs while classmate Eva Boal (Princeton Junction, N.J.) made eight saves.
- Babson finished the night with advantages in shots (22-17) and groundballs (22-15) while forcing 27 turnovers. The Engineers, however, had a 12-9 edge in draw controls.
- As the No. 5 seed for the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament, MIT will travel to No. 4 Emerson College for a quarterfinal match-up on Saturday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m.