Women’s lacrosse suffers first defeat

Engineers come up short against Springfield College in 16-9 loss

Following a tight first half, Springfield College outscored MIT, 11-6, in the second frame to secure a 16-9 victory in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon. Senior Michelle Dorsey paced the Pride (8-2, 2-0 NEWMAC) with five goals and two assists while Emily Young ’18 led the way for the Engineers (7-1, 1-1 NEWMAC) with fours goals and five draw controls.

Young put MIT on the board following after 93 seconds expired but Springfield responded with five straight goals to go ahead for good. Dorsey set up Springfield’s first two goals, scored by freshman Shelby Corsano and senior Colleen Keeley, and after back-to-back free position strikes from junior Heather Raniolo, Dorsey capped the run with an unassisted marker. The Engineers ended their scoring drought midway through the frame when Young connected on a pass from Katie Notarangelo ’18 and then brought the Engineers within two (5-3) with 1:22 left in the half.

A free position shot by Kira Schott ’16 early in the second stanza cut the hosts’ deficit in half but this was as close as it would get as the Pride replied with a 5-1 run to establish a 10-5 advantage at the 17:32 mark. Graduate student Kerstin Lindrooth recorded a hat trick during the rally as she generated the first two goals and redirected a feed from Keeley to finish things off.

Despite the deficit, MIT continued to attack, closing the gap to 10-7 with 12:19 remaining. Isabella DiDio ’16 was a factor in both goals for the Engineers as she earned an assist on a tally by Schott before burying a free-position marker. Dorsey countered with two goals of her own, sparking a game-ending 6-2 run for Springfield.

Schott finished with two goals, one assist, six ground-balls, five draw controls, and three caused turnovers while DiDio totaled three goals, one assist, and four ground-balls. Notarangelo produced two assists as Christine Jiang ’16 and Hannah Levy ’17 both posted three draw controls. Lyndsy Muri ’15 notched three caused turnovers while goalie Eva Boal ’18 collected five saves.