CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A solid second half that featured six unanswered goals during final 23 minutes of action helped power the MIT men's lacrosse team to a 10-6 victory over Curry College on Wednesday. The Engineers picked up their first season-opening win since 2006 while the Colonels moved to 2-1 on the year.
Curry opened the contest with three straight goals, but Gabe Blanchet connected on a pass from Carl Tilbury to put MIT on the board with 2:35 remaining in the quarter. Tilbury posted a solo marker early in the second stanza which was followed by Tom Hay converting a feed from Nick Sisler that evened the score at three. Back-to-back goals gave the Colonels some breathing room, however, Corey Garvey's solo effort cut the Engineers' deficit in half and made the score 5-4 at the intermission.
Curry extended its lead after 1:22 elapsed in the third quarter. Following five minutes of scoreless play, Hay found Tilbury for a man-up goal and then John Kucharczyk notched the equalizer at the 3:52 mark.
Dan Piemont recorded what proved to be the game-winning goal just over a minute into the final frame as he put MIT up, 7-6. Garvey's unassisted goals sandwiched a strike by Sisler to seal the win.
Garvey finished with a hat-trick and three groundballs as additional three-point performances came from Hay (one goal, two assists) and Tilbury (two goals, one assist). Justin Myers gathered six groundballs while Bryan Beller and Eric Zuk both earned a trio of caused turnovers. In net, Christopher Rullan collected 12 saves.