The Babson College women's lacrosse team scored 13 second-half goals en route to a 21-10 win over visiting MIT in a NEWMAC contest on Tuesday night. The nationally-ranked No. 17 Beavers improved to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in the conference while the Engineers dropped to 2-6 on the year and 0-3 in the NEWMAC.
Babson recorded five consecutive goals in the first 10 minutes of the game. Laura C. Watson '08 put MIT on the board, but the Beavers countered with two more goals to open up a 7-2 lead.
The Engineers hung around, scoring two goals in 1:18 to narrow the gap to three (7-4) at the 4:42 mark. Samantha F. O'Keefe '09 started the run with a free position shot, which was followed by a strike from Lynne D. Tye '10 that was set up by Julia N. Roberts '10. O'Keefe capped the spurt with an unassisted goal.
Babson found the back of the net one more time before the break, extending its advantage to 8-4 at halftime.
The Engineers went on another 2-0 run to cut their deficit in half after 1:15 expired in the second half. Tye registered an unassisted goal and Casey M. Flynn '10 converted her first free position goal of the night. The Beavers raised their margin to three (9-6), but Flynn responded with an unassisted strike with 23:32 left to play.
Babson countered by tallying eight unanswered goals during the next 14 minutes, sealing the victory for the (other) Beavers.
MIT ended the scoring spree with a pair of goals while playing down a player. Flynn notched another free position goal and on the ensuing draw, Watson posted her second goal of the game which made the score 17-9. The Beavers tacked on three more goals before O'Keefe recorded a free position goal with 1:42 remaining. Exactly 30 seconds later, Babson notched the final goal of the game, making the score a football-esque 21-10.
Tye and Annamarie E. Ayuso '07 each collected four ground balls as O'Keefe led the way with six draw controls. In net, HeeJay Kang '07 totaled 12 saves.