March 12, 2011

Salve Regina Defeats Engineers, 10-6

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – Brendan Carroll scored a pair of third-period goals and Brett Pimental made17 saves to help the Salve Regina University men's lacrosse team to a 10-6 win over MIT in non-conference action Saturday afternoon at a windy Gaudet Field.

Chris Walker added three goals and an assist for the Seahawks, who won their second-straight to even their mark at 2-2 on the season. Nick Sisler and Will Waste each scored a pair of goals for the Engineers (0-2).

The Seahawks scored the first three goals and five of six in the third quarter to turn a 3-3 halftime score into an 8-4 lead. Maurie Fitzgerald broke the tie with an end-to-end rush that resulted in his first of the season at 10:29. Carroll followed with goals at 9:08 and 8:02 to push the lead to 6-3.

After Morgan Krey scored his first collegiate goal for MIT to stop the run and make it a 6-4 game, Chad Hollenshade and Brendan Rooney scored for SRU to push the lead to 8-4. Salve Regina held that four-goal lead until Walker racked up his team-leading 14th and 15th markers of the season nine seconds apart with less than five minutes in the fourth remaining to stretch the Seahawks lead to 10-4. Goals by Sisler and Waste closed out the scoring.

Salve Regina outshot the Engineers 36-32 and went 1-for-2 with the man advantage. MIT – which held a 47-46 edge in ground balls – finished the game 1-for-4 with the extra attacker. Christopher Rullan got the start in goal for MIT and finished with 10 saves, as Dan Piemont handed out a game-high three assists.

The Seahawks return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Salem State for a 1 p.m. contest. The Engineers host Husson on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Release Courtesy of Salve Regina University Sports Information