April 18, 2005

MIT Dominates Norwich, 21-7

April 18, 2005

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Nine first-period goals helped lead MIT to a 21-7 victory over Pilgrim Lacrosse League foe Norwich University on Saturday. Jonathan Stolmeier posted a game-high nine points on four goals and five assists while Tyler Sorba paced the Engineers' attack with five goals.

Stolmeier opened the scoring for Tech (4-4, 3-2) with an unassisted goal at 12:17. He racked up two more points in the next minute by setting up Sorba and then tallying another unassisted goal. A goal by Isaac Taylor was followed by Stolmeier notching three more points. He earned back-to-back assists on goals by Carter Powers and Taylor and then he completed the hat-trick with 7:34 left in the opening frame. Clinton Cain set up Powers for what proved to be the game-winning goal 35 seconds later. Stolmeier recorded his final point of the period by feeding Sorba with 20 seconds left on the clock.

Norwich ended the shutout after 1:19 had expired in the second quarter. Stolmeier responded with an unassisted goal and an assist in Cain's goal. Kevin Kim scored the first goal of his career, which was followed by a goal from Paul Steiner at the 3:27 mark. Stefano Young set-up Sorba for back-to-back goals, resulting in a 15-1 edge for MIT at halftime.

The second-half scoring was balanced as both squads totaled three goals in each period. Taylor recorded a hat-trick when he scored 2:40 into the third stanza. Norwich talllied two unanswered goals, cutting its deficit to 16-3. The Engineers ended a 10-minute scoring drought when Sorba connected on a pass from Joseph Johnson at 2:46. Just 11 seconds later, Taylor found Powers for the hat-trick. The Cadets posted the final goal of the period, making the score 18-4.

After nearly six minutes of scoreless play, Powers scored on a feed from Stolmeier. Norwich countered with a goal of its own at the 7:32 mark. Steiner tallied MIT's final two goals of the game, with Tristan Almada assisting in Steiner's second score. The Cadets closed the game with a pair of goals of their own.

In the net, Zach Brewer collected four saves in the first half while Christopher Ng made 10 stops.