CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men's lacrosse team kicks off the 2012 campaign on Saturday, March 10 with a home game against Salve Regina University. Three new opponents appear on the Engineers' schedule in addition to a six-game Pilgrim Lacrosse League docket.
MIT squares off with UMass Dartmouth (March 14) before hosting the University of New England on March 17, marking the first meeting between both programs. A home game with local rival Wentworth Institute of Technology (March 20) precedes a pair of spring break games in Florida. Tech will visit first-time opponent University of Tampa on March 25 and then travel to Saint Leo University three days later.
Upon its return to Cambridge, the Cardinal and Gray continue non-conference play against Gordon College with the March 31 tilt resulting in the squads' first match-up since 1998. UMass Boston (April 3) and Salem State University (April 11) round out the non-conference schedule.
Pilgrim League action begins with a home contest against conference champion Springfield College on April 7, followed by road games at Babson College (April 14) and league newcomer Regis College (April 18). MIT returns to Roberts Field on April 21 versus Massachusetts Maritime Academy and then visits Wheaton College on April 25. Regular-season play concludes on April 28 with a home game against Clark University.
Should the Engineers finish among the top four teams in the conference standings, they will earn a spot in the Pilgrim League Championship Tournament with semifinal play slated for May 2.
2012 MIT Men's Lacrosse Schedule
|March 10||SALVE REGINA UNIV.||1:00 p.m.|
|March 14||at UMass Dartmouth||4:00 p.m.|
|March 17||UNIV. OF NEW ENGLAND||1:00 p.m.|
|March 20||WENTWORTH INST. OF TECH.||4:00 p.m.|
|March 25||at Univ. of Tampa||7:00 p.m.|
|March 27||at Saint Leo Univ.||7:00 p.m.|
|March 31||GORDON COLL.||4:00 p.m.|
|April 3||at UMass Boston||3:30 p.m.|
|April 7||SPRINGFIELD COLL. *||1:00 p.m.|
|April 11||SALEM STATE UNIV.||4:00 p.m.|
|April 14||at Babson Coll. *||1:00 p.m.|
|April 18||at Regis Coll. *||7:00 p.m.|
|April 21||MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME ACAD. *||1:00 p.m.|
|April 25||at Wheaton Coll. *||4:00 p.m.|
|April 28||CLARK UNIV. *||1:00 p.m.|
|May 2||Pilgrim League Tournament Semifinal||TBA|
|May 5||Pilgrim League Championship||TBA|
* Pilgrim Lacrosse League game
All Times Eastern (Local Time) and subject to change
Home games in BOLD