March 31, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Nine goals in the second period helped lead MIT to a 17-7 victory over Pilgrim Lacrosse League foe Clark University on Wednesday. Carter Powers, Tyler Sorba, and Jonathan Stolmeier paced the Engineers' attack with five points each.
Stolmeier tallied the first of his three goals by connecting on pass from Paul Steiner 4:26 into the contest. The Cougars tied the game at 7:52. A man-up goal from Scott Purchase put Tech (2-2, 1-0 Pilgrim) ahead almost two minutes later. Clark countered with the equalizer with 5:44 remaining. MIT took the lead for good on an unassisted goal by Purchase with 45 seconds on the clock.
The Engineers carried the momentum over into the second period as they scored twice during the opening minute. A goal from Stolmeier set up by Powers was followed by an unassisted goal from Isaac Taylor 28 seconds later. The Cougars scored at the 13:11 mark, cutting the lead to 5-3. Tech responded with seven unanswered goals, resulting in a 12-3 advantage at halftime. Taylor added two more goals, giving him a hat-trick for the period. Powers contributed a goal and an assist as Steiner scored twice. Purchase and Stefano Young each notched a goal while Clinton Cain and Devin Dersh each earned an assist.
MIT continued its run in the third frame, with Stolmeier playing a role in both goals. He earned an assist for Powers' goal and then connected on a pass from Cain. Clark ended a 20-minute scoring drought with a man-up goal at the 7:14 mark. The Cougars scored the last goal of the period a minute later.
Both MIT and Clark posted a pair of goals in the last period. Stolmeier and Sorba scored unassisted goals within 35 seconds of each other.