Lasell Rallies to Defeat MIT, 7-6
April 11, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Lasell College outscored MIT, 5-2, in the second half en route a 7-6 victory in a Pilgrim Lacrosse League game on Wednesday afternoon. Chris LaBreche and Daniel Winter led a balanced scoring attack as they each posted two points on a goal and an assist for the Lasers (3-6, 2-2 Pilgrim). For the Engineers (2-5, 0-3 Pilgrim), Jonathan Stolmeier recorded a game-high three goals and two assists.
Dylan Roden opened the scoring for MIT as he connected on a feed from Stolmeier almost four minutes into the period. Matthew Stambler tallied the equalizer after he corralled a loose ball and sprinted to the net. The Engineers regained the lead when Corey Garvey found Stolmeier with 5:41 on the clock.
Tech increased its advantage to 3-1 midway through the second quarter on Stolmeier's unassisted goal. Mike Maggio ended a 16-minute scoring drought for Lasell at the 6:08 mark. Stolmeier registered his final point of the frame when he set up Brennan Sherry to give MIT a 4-2 edge at the break.
Winter cut the Lasers' deficit in half at 11:44 of the third quarter and then set up Alex Zayac for the tying goal over four minutes later. Sherry put the Engineers ahead, 5-4, with 2:33 left, but on the ensuing face off, LaBreche found Jeffrey Scott to even the contest.
LaBreche carried the momentum into the final frame as he gave Lasell its first lead (6-5) at the 13:37 mark. Exactly nine minutes later Brian Yepez registered what proved to be the game-winning goal. On the next face off, Stolmeier completed the hat-trick and kept MIT within striking distance. The Engineers had a chance to send the game into overtime, but Lasell goalie Mark DiMieri stopped Ryan Ballentine's shot during the final seconds.
Garvey picked up a game-high six groundballs while Zach Brewer made five saves for MIT. Stambler paced Lasell with five groundballs as DiMieri collected eight saves.
Both teams will continue Pilgrim action on Saturday, April 14. MIT will travel to Norwich University while Lasell will host Wheaton College.