CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – An 8-1 scoring advantage in the first half helped power Springfield College to a 16-4 win over MIT in a Pilgrim Lacrosse League game on Saturday. The Pride's (5-4, 3-0 Pilgrim) Kyle Gable led all scorers with five points on four goals and an assist while seven of his teammates each recorded at least two points. Corey Garvey paced the Engineers (3-5, 0-2 Pilgrim) with one goal and three assists.
Gable opened the scoring when he connected on a pass from Mike Delia after 2:20 elapsed in the contest. Garvey found Carl Tilbury for the equalizer midway through the frame. Following five minutes of scoreless play, an unassisted marker by Delia ignited an 11-0 run that gave Springfield a 12-1 lead at the 7:50 mark of the third quarter. Gabe Blanchet ended MIT's scoring drought by redirecting a feed from Garvey almost two minutes later. The Pride tacked on two more goals before the Tilbury-Garvey connection returned with 10 seconds left in the quarter as the Cardinal and Gray trailed, 14-3.
Shawn Runyon was a factor in Springfield's final goals of the game which both came during extra-man opportunities. He first converted a pass from Delia early in the fourth quarter before finding Gable with 7:54 on the clock. A solo effort by Garvey between the Pride tallies capped the scoring for MIT.
Justin Myers scooped up a game-high nine groundballs while going 10-of-22 in the Engineers' face-offs. Christopher Rullan compiled 10 saves, five groundballs, and two caused turnovers as Tomas Vianna added a pair of caused turnovers and groundballs.
Joe Heney, Joe Macchi, Harry Bernstein, and Runyon each registered two goals and an assist. Delia finished with one goal, two assists, and four groundballs as Kyle Louer found the back of the net twice. Jarrid Johnson notched a goal and an assist while Runyon and Matt Cipolla both collected three groundballs. Mark Eaton led the Pride with five groundballs and a 12-of-21 face-off performance. Three goalies saw action with Marc Martinez recording two saves in the first half. Cipolla played in the third quarter but did not earn a save while Shane Ferguson closed out the game with four stops.
Both squads square off against non-conference foes at home next week. MIT will play Salem State College for the first time in program history on Tuesday, April 13 while Springfield will take on Amherst College the next day.