Last Second Goal Sends Hartwick Over Men's Lacrosse, 11-10

Junior Graham Davis
Junior Graham Davis

THE BASICS:

- Score: Hartwick College 11, MIT 10

- Records: MIT (1-1); Hartwick College (2-0)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium)

- The Lead: With two seconds remaining in regulation and the score even at 10-10, Hartwick College senior Jack Sachse scored the game winner off a feed by freshman David Demand to lift the Hawks over MIT, 11-10, in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon at Roberts Field.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- MIT had its largest lead of the game (6-4) after junior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) scored the opening goal of the second half, but a run of four straight by the Hawks pushed the visitors in front 8-6 just three minutes into the final stanza.

- After Davis knotted the game on an unassisted goal for the sixth time at 8-8, Hartwick registered back-to-back goals by freshman Wyatt Long and sophomore Sam Ferguson to take a 10-8 lead with 6:34 to play.

- The Engineers answered with two straight goals of their own in a span of 50-seconds to tie the game once again. Junior Mitch Turley (Westfield, Ind.) scored the first and classmate Jack Kelly (Milford, Del.) followed on a feed by senior Michael Traub (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) to even the game at 10-10.

- With under a minute to play, MIT senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) rang a shot off the post and Hartwick junior Eric Schweitzer picked up the ground ball allowing the Hawks to set up the final possession. Following a good clear and a timeout by the visitors with 18 ticks left on the clock, Sachse received the ball from behind the net via Demand and buried it in the top-right corner of the net to give the visitors the 11-10 road win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Davis led the offense for MIT as he notched his 20th career hat trick and added two assists for five points on the day. Kelly, Traub and Turley all scored twice, while freshman Jack Strachan (Moresville, N.C.) added a single goal to account for the rest of the Engineers scoring this afternoon.

- MIT held a 43-32 advantage in shots, forced 21 turnovers, picked up 35 ground balls and was successful in 18-of-24 clear attempts, while Hartwick went 3-for-4 on the man-advantage and held a 12-11 edge in face-off wins at the dot.

 - MIT freshman Dylan Marlborough (Cutchogue, N.Y.) won nine face-offs, while Hartwick was paced by senior James Vogt, who claimed nine face-offs of his own.

- Hartwick keeper Connor O'Brien picked up his second win in as many games for the Hawks as he stopped the ball 13 times, while MIT sophomore Alexander Lynch (Roswell, Ga.) moved to 1-1 this spring as he made nine saves in between the pipes for the Engineers.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to action on Wednesday, March 8 when the Engineers visit Connecticut College for a non-conference match beginning at 7:30 p.m., while Hartwick hosts Farmingdale State College on Saturday, March 11 for an out of league game at noon.

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