April 6, 2009
Mass. Maritime Academy Sports Information
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. – Ernie Park notched a hat trick and two assists for five points to lead MIT to a 9-4 Pilgrim Lacrosse League victory over Massachusetts Maritime Saturday afternoon at Commander Ellis Field.
Neil Zimmerman added a pair of first half markers and an assist for the visiting Engineers (3-5, 1-1 Pilgrim), who jumped out to a 5-0 advantage over the first 25-plus minutes of play before John Herman’s tally late in the second quarter cut the host Buccaneers’ (3-4, 0-2 Pilgrim) deficit to four at the break.
Park’s second goal of the day three minutes after the intermission extended MIT’s edge to 6-1, but markers off the sticks of Herman and Ryan Linn and Max Wigglesworth enabled Massachusetts Maritime to creep to within two (6-4) late in the third stanza. The Cardinal and Gray then netted the final three goals of the match, including Park’s third goal of the contest early in the fourth quarter, to account for the final score.
Ryan Ballentine and Corey Garvey each added a goal and an assist in the win for MIT, which also received single markers off the sticks of Patrick Shannon and Dylan Roden. Herman netted two tallies in the setback for Massachusetts Maritime, which also received assists from Brian Burke and Jake Bickley.
Garth Grove picked up the win in goal for MIT with an eight-save effort, while James Hitchings made 13 stops in net for Massachusetts Maritime as the Engineers outshot the Buccaneers by a 32-22 margin for the match.