MEDFORD - Sophomore Kate Mackin scored eight times to tie the school record as the Tufts University women's lacrosse team doubled up Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 16-8 in a non-league game at Bello Field on a freezing cold Wednesday night.
|Kate Mackin's eight goals were the most in a game at Tufts in 21 years|
Mackin becomes the fourth player in Jumbo history to score eight goals in a game, and the first since Rebecca Black did it versus Wesleyan on March 30, 1996. Sophomore Dakota Adamec added four goals tonight as Tufts built a big early lead and ran away with the win.
Adamec had the first two for Tufts before Emily Cohen scored for Claremont making it a 2-1 game five minutes in. The Jumbos took control with a six-goal run over the next 15 minutes to lead 8-1. Mackin had four of the goals and junior Taylor Meek assisted twice.
Corie Hack netted the game's next two goals for Claremont before Meek added two more assists on Jumbos goals by Mackin and Adamec to make it 10-3 late in the first half. Evan Murphy closed the first-half scoring with 28 seconds on the clock for Claremont, pulling them within 10-4.
When Murphy opened the second-half scoring for the Athenas barely a minute into the period, the visitors were within five (10-5). However, they would not get any closer as Tufts would score four of the next five goals and led 14-6 on an unassisted tally by junior Cecily Freliech at 20:34 of the second half. The teams traded a pair of goals in the final 17 minutes for the 16-8 final.
Freshman Lily Baldwin continued to perform well on draws by grabbing five tonight to go with two caused turnovers and two groundballs for the Jumbos. Sophomore Cecily Freliech topped Tufts with four groundballs. Sophomore Audrey Evers saved more than half the shots she faced for Tufts with 10 stops and eight goals during the win.
Hack scored three times for C-M-S, the Southern California team that had to be out of its element in 20 degree temperatures tonight. Cohen finished with two goals and an assist. Juliana Clark was outstanding defensively for the Athenas with five caused turnovers, while Murphy won five draw controls and picked up four groundballs. Claremont used a pair of goalies with Sara Reid recording three saves in the first half and Teresa Depres making five in the second.
Tufts finished with advantages of 30-24 in shots, 18-15 in groundballs and 14-12 in draws.
The Jumbos remain at home and host Colby College in NESCAC action on Saturday at noon. C-M-S continues a three-game NESCAC road trip when they play at Connecticut College tomorrow.