March 24, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Four unanswered goals in the fourth quarter powered MIT to a 9-5 victory over Clark University in Pilgrim Lacrosse League action on Friday. Brennan Sherry and Tyler Sorba both totaled three goals and an assist while Jonathan Stolmeier posted two goals and two assists for the Engineers (3-1, 1-0 Pilgrim). Scott Foglietta led the Cougars (2-2, 0-1 Pilgrim) with two goals and an assist.
Stolmeier notched the first goal of the game with an unassisted tally at 6:06. Tech extended its lead less than three minutes later when Sherry converted a pass from Ryan Ballentine. Nate Sherman put Clark on the board with 1:55 left in the quarter. MIT maintained its slim advantage through a scoreless second quarter.
Sorba ended the 20-minute scoring drought with an unassisted goal to keep the Engineers ahead, 3-1. At the 10:08 mark, the Cougars narrowed the margin to one when Matt Fram set-up Zach Goodman for a man-down goal. Eight seconds later, Stolmeier connected on a feed from Sherry for an extra-man goal. Sherry then scored on a pass by Stolmeier at 9:49 for a 5-2 edge.
The score would hold until Clark netted three goals during the opening five minutes of the final frame. Shawn Roche found Foglietta to spark the rally. Foglietta then set-up Fram for a man-up goal, which was followed by another Foglietta-Roche connection with 9:53 left to play. MIT ended the spree when long-stick midfielder Ebbe Strathairn carried the ball into the attack and flipped it to Sherry for what proved to be the game-winning goal 26 seconds later. Scott Purchase increased the Engineers' lead by scoring a man-up goal and assisting Sorba in another. Sherry converted a pass by Stolmeier to cap the scoring with 3:38 on the clock.
In net, Zach Brewer collected 12 saves and 14 groundballs for MIT. Richard Doucette finished with nine saves while Dave Breglio paced the Cougars with nine groundballs.
The next game for MIT will be on Wednesday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. when it travels to Wheaton College.