Lacrosse Loses Back-and-Forth Game Casey Flynn Scores Four Goals For MIT, but Pride Pulls Away For a 12-9 Win

Springfield College recorded a 12-9 victory over MIT in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon.

Rachel Lampros scored a game-high six goals for the Pride (6-4, 2-1 NEWMAC) as Casey M. Flynn '10 led the Engineers (2-5, 0-2 NEWMAC) with four goals. Flynn opened the scoring with a free position shot after only 2:21 had elapsed. Lampros registered the next two goals for Springfield, with Heidi Eidse earning the assist on the first strike.

MIT evened the contest a minute later at the 20:44 mark when Flynn scored an unassisted goal. The Pride quickly regained the lead when Martell found Alexandra Bazzano. Springfield extended its advantage to 4-2 after Eidse recorded an assist on a Lampros goal.

The Engineers responded with three unanswered goals in a 10-minute span to take a 5-4 lead. Samantha F. O'Keefe '09 and Laura C. Watson '08 posted unassisted goals to even the score for the first time. Then Lily He '09 was fouled by the Springfield goalkeeper on attack and easily converted the open net free position attempt to put MIT back in the lead.

But the Pride's Lampros quickly tallied the equalizer with 1:27 remaining before halftime. Springfield continued to roll after the break, with two quick goals by Martell that put the Pride up 7-5. But once again MIT fought back, this time with a free position goal by Amanda P. Hunter '07 that narrowed the Engineers' deficit to one (7-6) with 24:20 to play.

After 10 minutes of scoreless play, Lampros found the back of the net to add to the Springfield advantage. Flynn converted her second free position shot of the day, but Lampros and Lisa Thomas each tacked on a goal that gave Springfield its largest lead of the game (10-7) with 8:01 left to play.

A free position shot by Julia N. Roberts '10 brought the Engineers within striking distance two minutes later. The teams traded goals during the next 1:31, as Flynn scored in between goals from Eidse.

Roberts notched a game-high five draw controls as O'Keefe, Annamaria E. Ayuso '07, and Clara S. Bennett '10 each collected three groundballs. Ayuso led MIT with two caused turnovers while HeeJay Kang '07 made 12 saves in goal.

Both teams will continue NEWMAC action on the road today. MIT will travel to Babson College while Springfield will make the trip to Smith College.