CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – First-year Molly Covarrubias scored four times, while Angela Mallis and Katie Peters each recorded hat tricks to lead the Wheaton College women's lacrosse team past MIT Wednesday night in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest at Jack Barry Field.
Covarrubias put the Lyons ahead 2-0 in the opening four minutes of action with back-to-back unassisted goals. MIT quickly tied the game with goals from Hannah Levy and Rayna Higuchi.
Peters and Maddy Lahm teamed up to give the lead back to Wheaton with a goal at the 19:04 mark. Covarrubias netted her third goal of the game three minutes later, handing Wheaton a 4-2 advantage.
Emily Young earned a goal back for the Engineers with 13:24 remaining until halftime, which was swiftly followed by three Lyon goals. Peters started the scoring with her second of the game, while Mallis found back netting for the first time. Covarrubias ended the Wheaton scoring frenzy with her fourth and final of the night. MIT managed to cut its deficit to two just before the half.
The Engineers carried the momentum into the start of the second half with goals from Levy and Young that knotted the game at 7-7.
Ana Flooks pulled the Engineers within a goal with a little under five minutes to play. That would be as close as MIT would get with Mallis and Peters both finding the back of the net one more time before the end of the game.
Wheaton returns to action on Saturday, April 22 at Plymouth State for a 1 p.m. contest.