March 17, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - The MIT men's lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season by defeating Wentworth Institute of Technology, 10-7, on Thursday afternoon. Carter Powers led the Engineers' attack with four goals. Mike Wood paced the Leopards with a pair of goals and assists.
Dan Turcott put Wentworth (0-1) on the scoreboard 4:07 into the game by intercepting a pass and sprinting downfield uncontested. Barnett Koryan tallied the equalizer three minutes later. Jonathan Stolmeier set up Powers to give MIT (1-2) the lead with 5:11 remaining. Tyler Sorba connected on a feed from Stolmeier, giving the Engineers a 3-1 edge at the end of the period.
Stolmeier opened the second frame by scoring on a pass from Tom Hennessey after a minute had expired. Wentworth ended a 20-minute scoring drought when Tim Lunt found Mike Wood for the score. The Engineers countered with an unassisted goal from Clinton Cain, resulting in a 5-2 lead that would hold at halftime.
Wentworth's offense came alive in the third period as it tallied four unanswered goals. Chris Landry earned back-to-back assists on goals from Mike Wood and Joe Marcel. Wood set up T.J. Dahill for the tying goal (5-5) at the 5:30 mark. Less than three minutes later, the pair gave the Leopards the lead. MIT tied the game on a goal by Stefano Young with five seconds left on the clock.
The Engineers carried the momentum into the final frame, taking the lead for good when Stolmeier found Powers for the first of his three goals in the period. Isaac Taylor posted what proved to be the game-winning goal at 8:33. Taylor then set up Powers 15 seconds later for MIT's first extra-man goal of the game. Powers connected on a feed from Scott Purchase for another man-up goal, which resulted in a 10-6 advantage. Wentworth's Dahill recorded the final tally of the game with 19 seconds remaining in the game.
In the net, Zach Brewer collected 24 saves for MIT. Rich Hamaty made 19 stops for Wentworth.
The next game for MIT will be on Wednesday, March 30 when it travels to Pilgrim Lacrosse League foe Clark University.