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Fourth Quarter Surge Pushes Emerson Past Wellesley, 14-8

Izzy Burdick '22 (Frank Poulin Photography)
Izzy Burdick '22 (Frank Poulin Photography)

WELLESLEY, Mass. – The Wellesley lacrosse team fell to Emerson College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tilt by a score of 14-8 on Wednesday evening.

The Blue drop 3-8 overall and 1-4 in NEWMAC play. The Lions pick up a much needed win and improve to 8-4 as a team and 2-3 in the conference.

Sophomore attack Lauren Longstreet (Alamo, Calif.) put up four goals and four assists to lead Emerson offensively. First year Callie Krosin (Pikesville, Md.) added three goals and an assist. Lion goalkeeper Nina Khosla (La Jolla, Calif.) tallied ten saves in the win.

Senior Izzy Burdick (Scarborough, Maine) came away with three goals on five shots for the Blue. Classmate Eleanor Mallett (Berwick, Maine) finished with a pair of goals and a team-high seven draw controls. First year Anna Tutek (Trumbull, Conn.) was solid defensively with three caused turnovers.

Emerson was quick off the draw as Krosin scored the game's first goal off a pass from Longstreet just 38 seconds in. The Blue would respond as Mallett drew a foul and converted on a free position goal to tie the game. Senior Zoe Reynolds (Downers Grove, Ill.) followed suit as she gave the Blue a 2-1 lead on a free position goal. Emerson got a dominant first quarter performance from Longstreet who scored all four of her goals in the period and gave the Lions a 7-3 lead after one. After falling behind, the Blue picked up its game on the defensive end and held Emerson scoreless in the second quarter. Burdick sent home two goals and junior Liz Sugg (Palermo, Maine) added a third as Wellesley trailed 7-6 heading into the break.

The Lion scoring drought was snapped at the 9:57 mark in the third quarter after Ainsley Basic (Palos Verdes, Calif.) recorded her first goal of the contest. Teammate Hannah Beck (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) extended the lead to 9-6 after scoring an unassisted goal just 27 seconds later. The Blue kept fighting as Willa McGough (Plainfield, N.H.) and Mallett each tallied a goal in the quarter and Wellesley trailed 9-8. Emerson puts its best quarter of the game together in the fourth, outscoring the Blue 5-0. Sophomore Jules Rein (Geneva, Ill.) netted two of the five goals and the Lions came out on top 14-8.

Wellesley will head across town on Saturday, April 16 to take on Babson at 12:00 PM. The Lions will host Clark University on Saturday at 1:00 PM.