Score: MIT 18, Emerson 10
Records: Emerson Lions (6-11, 4-5 NEWAC) ; MIT Engineers (8-8, 5-4 NEWMAC)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)
Date: April 29, 2017
The Lead: Juniors Tara Windsor (Palm City, Fl.) and Megan Messuri (Stoneham, Mass.), freshman Jenna Tomsky (Clinton, N.J.) and senior Meredith Weber (West Caldwell, N.J.) each notched a pair of goals for the Lions, but the Emerson women's lacrosse team had its postseason run cut short after being clipped, 18-10, by the visiting MIT Engineers in the NEWMAC Championship Quarterfinal on Saturday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Cecilia McCormick snuck in MIT's first goal past junior goalkeeper Kristina Modica (East Moriches, N.Y.) to put the Engineers on top at 27:12 as Tomsky answered with the 1-all equalizer at 26:25.
- Starting with a goal by Emily Young at 24:53 that put MIT up 2-1, the Engineers tacked on another by Rayna Higuchi just 38 seconds later to extend their lead to two at 3-1.
- MIT followed with a trio of goals from Young, McCormick and Hannah Levy in a 28 second span as the Engineers began to pull away with 6-1 with 19:22 left in the half.
- Tomsky's second goal found the back of the net at 18:10 to half MIT's scoring to make the score 6-2.
- The Engineers answered with four more goals, including a pair from McCormick, that gave them a lengthy nine-goal cushion at 11-2 at 10:46.
- Through the final 8:21 of the half, Emerson tallied the final three of four goals to pull within seven of MIT at 12-5.
- Weber put in Emerson's third goal at 8:21 followed up by a net from Messuri to bring the score to 12-4 at the 4:11 mark.
- Katie Notrangelo poured in MIT's 12th goal of the half with 56 seconds remaining before Windsor netted the final goal of the half at the 41 second mark.
- Young's third goal marked MIT's 13th and started off MIT's scoring 26 seconds into the second half before Emerson countered for the next two goals from freshman Sophia Gripari (London, United Kingdom) and junior Brooke Goshtigian (Acton, Mass.) to cut its deficit down to six at 13-7.
- MIT tacked on a pair from McCormick and Levy to extend its advantage to eight at 15-7 with 22:30 left on the clock.
- At 20:34 with a man-up opportunity, Gripari set up Windsor for Emerson's eighth goal before MIT answered with a pair of its own from Higuchi and Levy to put them ahead 17-8 with 10:38 to play.
- Weber fired in a free-position net into the top right corner to keep Emerson within eight of MIT at 17-9 as McCormick kept the Lions back by 18-9 after her sixth goal at 5:03 before Messuri poured in Emerson's last goal at 4:15 to put the final score at 18-10.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Four different Lions countered for two goals a piece, as sophomore Paige Haley (San Diego, Calif.) scooped up a team-best six ground balls while three caused one turnover.
- Modica came away with 13 saves and allowed 18 goals through manning 60 minutes in between the pipes for Emerson.
- McCormick countered for six of MIT's 18 goals as Levy and Young each notched four goals. Higuchi picked up six ground balls and Jack Simmons caused four turnovers.
- In net for MIT was Eva Boal, who made four saves through the full 60 minutes and allowed 10 goals.
- MIT topped Emerson in shots (35-20), won 14 draw controls to Emerson's 13 and converted two of its six free position shots.
- Emerson held the advantage in ground balls and scooped up 30 to MIT's 28 and successfully scored on three of its seven free position opportunities.
- Emerson's 2017 campaign has come to a close.
- MIT moves on to the semifinal round of the NEWMAC Championship tournament on Saturday, May 6 to face off against No. 1 Springfield.
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