BABSON PARK, Mass. – Stingy defense coupled with solid ball control powered Babson College to a 20-3 victory over MIT in a NEWMAC women's lacrosse game on Tuesday night. For the second game in a row senior Laura Wacker (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the Engineers' attack as she produced a pair of goals.
MIT freshman Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.) connected on a feed from sophomore Emma Kane (Garden City, N.Y.) in addition to recording three draw controls. Senior Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) also posted three draw controls while freshman Nadia Wallace (Rochester, N.Y.) added two of her own. Senior Meghan Wright (Devon, Pa.) registered two caused turnovers as freshman Paige Kennedy (Eastchester, N.Y.) totaled four saves.
Babson opened the game with three straight goals but MIT got on the board courtesy of a solo effort by Wacker at the 22:45 mark. In the next minute the Beavers found the back of the net; however, an unassisted goal from Schott kept the Engineers within striking distance at 4-2.
The hosts generated back-to-back goals to gain some breathing room but MIT countered with Wacker's strike that was set up by Kane with 12:40 on the clock. Babson responded with five straight goals to enter halftime with an 11-3 advantage. In the second stanza, the Beavers maintained possession for most of the frame as they scored six of their nine goals shortly after winning the draw, committed only two turnovers, and limited the Engineers to one shot.
Next up for MIT (4-8, 1-3 NEWMAC) will be a home game against Drew University on Saturday, April 13.