M.I.T. Cruises by Southern Maine

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- MIT spotted Southern Maine an early two-goal lead, then came roaring back to score 15 of the next 16 goals to take an 18-7 victory in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon at Roberts Field. The win was the second straight, and fifth in the last six games, for the Engineers, and improved their overall mark to 7-3.

Sophomore Laura Wacker (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the Engineers scoring five goals. Senior Stephanie Leger (Vienna, Va.) and junior Katie Kauffman (Olney, Md.) each scored four times. Rookie goalie Sarah Ritter (The Woodlands, Texas) made eight saves to earn her fifth win of the season.

For the Huskies, sophomore Shelby Turcotte (Lewiston, Maine) led the way scoring three goals. Sophomore Samantha Purcell (Durham, Maine/Lisbon) chipped in with a goal and an assist. Sophomore goalie Samantha Kiesel (Lakeville, Mass./Kents Hill) stopped 12 shots.

The Huskies grabbed a 3-1 lead over the first eight minutes on goals by Turcotte, senior Mary Vaughan (Brunswick, Maine/Pomfret School) and Purcell before the Engineers got rolling.

M.I.T. went on an 8-0 run in a span of nine minutes to take a 9-3 lead. Wacker, Kauffman and senior Kelly Duncan (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) each had two goals in the run.

After USM freshman Rosie Forster (Andover, Mass.) broke the string of M.I.T. goal, the host side would score the next seven goals over a 19-minute span to take a comfortable 16-4 lead with 20 minutes to play. Leger had three markers, and Wacker two, during the run.

Southern Maine returns home on Tuesday (4:00 p.m.) to host Saint Joseph's College. M.I.T. will also play on Tuesday (4:00 p.m.) hosting Wellesley College.


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