March 22, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Endicott College's 11-second half goals propelled it to a 17-4 victory over MIT in men's lacrosse action on Wednesday. Scott Purchase paced the Engineers (2-1) with a goal and an assist while Kevin Lally totaled 10 points on two goals and eight assists for the Gulls (2-3). Burt Fahy bolstered Endicott's attack with a game-high six goals and three assists.
Josh Gilbert opened the scoring by connecting on a feed from Fahy after 4:52 had elapsed in the contest. Fahy recorded the next four goals with Lally earning three assists during the run and gave the Gulls a 5-0 advantage at the 10:09 mark in the second quarter. Tech ended the shutout just over a minute later on an unassisted goal by Purchase. A man-up goal by Brendan Delaney with 27 seconds left in the half gave Endicott a 6-1 edge at the break.
The Gulls notched another extra-man score and tacked on two more within the first three minutes of the half. MIT's Paul Steiner stopped the spree when he scooped up a dropped ball by Endicott's goalie and found the back of the net. The Gulls extended their lead to 10-2 on an unassisted goal by Lally at 8:43. The Engineers answered 14 seconds later when Dylan Roden set-up Jonathan Stolmeier. Endicott countered with six consecutive goals that brought its margin to 16-3 with 5:49 left in the game. Stefano Young connected on a pass from Purchase for Tech's final goal 40 seconds later.
In net, Zach Brewer collected 20 saves and six groundballs while Charles Herder picked up a game-high seven groundballs. Ryan Walsh made nine stops through three quarters as Sean Kearney closed the game with four saves. Mike Clifford paced the Gulls' defense with six groundballs.
The next game for MIT will be on Friday, March 24 at 4:00 p.m. when its hosts Pilgrim League foe Clark University.