Emma Kane ’15 amassed five goals and two assists in leading the MIT women’s lacrosse team to a 21-6 victory over Framingham State University on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Engineers improved to 4-5 on the year.
Molly E. McShane ’13 posted four goals, one assist, and four groundballs while classmate Meghan S. Wright ’13 registered three goals, two assists, and three draw controls for MIT. Nadia L. Wallace ’16 totaled two goals, three assists, and three draw controls as fellow rookie Kira M. Schott ’16 racked up three goals, six draw controls, four groundballs, and four caused turnovers. Laura M. Wacker ’13 notched two goals and an assist while Erica C. Du ’14 had one goal and two caused turnovers. Kristyn M. Berretta ’16 tacked on a goal as Emily L. Dunne ’14 earned an assist. Erin B. Kenney ’14 collected six groundballs and two caused turnovers while Candice I. Kaplan ’15 and Paige V. Kennedy ’16 both had two saves.
The Engineers jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 10 minutes expired as Kane opened the game with back-to-back goals. After setting up Kane’s second marker, Wallace converted her free-position shot and then Wacker connected on a feed from McShane. An exchange of goals ensued as the Rams narrowed the gap to three (6-3) with 9:29 on the clock. MIT responded by closing the half with five unanswered goals, the last being a Kane free-position strike with seven ticks left.
The back-and-forth scoring resumed in the second half as a Framingham State free-position goal made the score 13-5 at the 20:42 mark. The Engineers then strung together eight straight goals with the first three scored by Wright, Wallace, and Du from eight meters. Despite the deficit, the Rams continued to attack and found the back of the net with 1:28 remaining.