Tiger Offense Explodes Versus MIT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Colorado College racked up a season-high 20 goals, five of which came off the stick of senior attacker Frances Staadt, and cruised to a 20-9 victory over MIT on Tuesday afternoon at Stewart Field.

The Tigers also got four tallies and a pair of assists from senior attacker Ellie Cole, as well as three goals and three assists from junior midfielder Elise Burchard who set a career high with six points.

In all, nine different players found the net for CC, including junior attacker Madeline Scherer and freshman attacker Becca Gasperoni with two apiece.

Powered by three goals from Staadt, the Tigers raced to a 6-1 lead just 12:49 into the game. They extended the advantage to 8-3 after freshman midfielder Madison Merrill and sophomore midfielder Leigh Nicholl scored 24 seconds apart with a little more than four minutes remaining in the first half.

The Engineers got a boost when senior midfielder Molly McShane notched her second goal with 1:58 to go, but Colorado College answered with markers from Scherer and Cole in a span of 10 seconds, the latter coming with only 1.8 seconds on the clock to put the Tigers up 11-4 after 30 minutes.

The teams alternated goals during the first 15 minutes of the second half, but sophomore attacker Virginia Logue ignited a 7-2 run that allowed CC to pull away.

Senior Abby Fink made nine saves for the Tigers before giving way to freshman Martha Smith with 15:02 remaining. In her collegiate debut, Smith stopped six shots while allowing just to goals.

Senior Nancy Makuch led the Colorado College defense with four caused turnovers and four ground balls.

Sophomore Candice Kaplan stopped 11 shots for the Engineers (2-4).

Senior midfielder Laura Wacker led MIT with four goals and a pair of assists. Freshman midfielder Kira Schott had 11 draw controls.

The Engineers won 22 of 30 draws, but the Tigers made up for that by recording a 36-21 advantage in ground balls.

CC converted on five of seven free-position shots, while the Engineers were just 1 for 7.

Colorado College (2-6) returns to the road this weekend for West Region contests at the University of Redlands and Occidental College on Friday and Sunday, respectively.


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