McCormick Records 10 Points as Women's Lacrosse Defeats Wellesley, 21-9

McCormick and Lutz
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THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 21, Wellesley College 9

- Records: MIT (5-6, 3-0 NEWMAC); Wellesley (5-6, 1-2 NEWMAC)

- Location: Wellesley, Mass. (Turf Field)

- The Lead: Senior Cecilia McCormick (Islip, N.Y.) generated nine goals and one assist in MIT's 21-9 NEWMAC women's lacrosse victory over Wellesley College on Saturday. Her 10-point total was one shy of tying the Institute record which she matched last season while she was one goal away from equaling the program record that was set by Laura Wacker '13 in 2013.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Sophomore Joyce Noh (Los Angeles, Calif.) opened the scoring after 1:27 expired but Wellesley recorded back-to-back goals to take the lead. Senior Ana Flooks (Weston, Conn.) buried the equalizer and then set up McCormick for the go-ahead goal at the 19:49 mark. The Blue evened the score at 3-3 on a free-position shot 28 seconds later, however, a solo strike by McCormick sparked a string of five unanswered goals which fueled an 8-2 run to end the half.

- McCormick increased MIT's advantage to 12-5 just 47 seconds into the second half. Wellesley replied with two quick goals, but the Engineers went on to outscore the hosts, 9-2, during the final 26 minutes of the game.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Junior Rayna Higuchi (Solana Beach, Calif.) posted a hat trick and two groundballs while Flooks registered two goals and three assists. First-year Ali Hoffman (Port Washington, N.Y.) tallied two goals, six groundballs, two draw controls and two caused turnovers as classmate Naomi Lutz (Northbrook, Ill.) notched two goals, one assist, and three draw controls.

- First-year Eva Then (Yarmouth, Maine) generated a season-high seven draw controls to go along with a goal while sophomore Allison Pinto (Ann Arbor, Mich.) produced three groundballs and two caused turnovers.

- In net, sophomore Hannah Adams (McLean, Va.) played the first 36 minutes without making a save as first-year Elena Boal (West Windsor, N.J.) closed out the game with four saves.

- The Engineers led the way in shots (39-20), shots on goal (30-13), draw controls (17-14), and groundballs (21-14).

- MIT was 9-of-11 in clearing attempts and 4-of-7 in free-position shots. Wellesley, meanwhile, was 9-of-14 in clearing attempts and 2-of-4 in free-position shots.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to Cambridge to play NEWMAC foe Babson College on Wednesday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m.

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