April 15, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming on the heels of her NEWMAC Player of the Week selection, Casey Flynn became the fifth player in the history of the MIT women’s lacrosse program to score 100 goals by tallying a free-position shot in a 7-3 victory over host Wheaton College. With the win, the Engineers improved to 8-3 on the year and 2-1 in conference play.
Katie Kauffman put MIT on the board just 2:09 into the contest by connecting on a feed from Flynn. Free-position shots by Flynn and Kelly Duncan 31 seconds apart increased the Engineers’ margin to 3-0 after almost 10 minutes elapsed. The Lyons ended the shutout midway through the frame, but Erica Little followed with another free-position strike. Wheaton found the back of the net with 3:02 on the clock, making the score, 4-2, in favor of the visitors at the break.
Like the opening frame, Kauffman started the Cardinal and Gray’s offense by registering an unassisted goal after 2:30 elapsed. Little notched a solo effort exactly seven minutes later before Samantha O’Keefe capped the scoring for MIT with 17:45 left to play. Wheaton narrowed the gap to four (7-3) over a minute later, but this was as close as it would get as the Engineers controlled the ball down the stretch.
Flynn paced MIT with five groundballs as Kelly Duncan posted three of her own. Stephanie Brenman tallied three draw controls, two groundballs, and two caused turnovers while Stephanie Leger notched three groundballs and a team-high three caused turnovers. Lynne Tye and Alex Wright each registered two caused turnovers as Molly McCartin collected six saves.