April 23, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - The MIT men's lacrosse team fell to nationally-ranked No. 14 Springfield College, 23-6, in a Pilgrim Lacrosse League game on Saturday. Carter Powers posted a hat-trick for the Engineers (4-6, 3-4 Pilgrim). Taylor Brown totaled a game-high eight points on three goals and five assists for the Pride (8-4, 6-0 Pilgrim).
Springfield opened the game by scoring six unanswered goals during the first 10 minutes. Isaac Taylor put Tech on the scoreboard at 1:53. Nearly 40 seconds later, Stefano Young set up Powers, cutting the deficit to 6-2. The Pride's Brown connected on a feed from Dan Mulvey to score his second goal of the period with 22 seconds remaining.
Taylor scored off the opening face-off in the second stanza to bring MIT within four (7-3). Springfield responded by going on a 5-0 run. Powers stopped the scoring spree with an unassisted tally at the 2:40 mark. Two minutes later, Brown set up Adam Cost to give the Pride a 13-4 advantage at halftime.
Heavy rain during the third frame hampered scoring attempts for both squads. Springfield's Kevin Warnock registered the only goals in the period, scoring on passes from Derek Pedrick and Steve Krasco.
The Pride tacked on two goals early in the final period. After being held scoreless for over 20 minutes, MIT's Paul Steiner connected on a pass from Scott Purchase for an extra-man goal. Springfield recorded another goal which was followed by an unassisted score by Powers. The Pride closed the game with five consecutive goals.
In the net, Christopher Ng collected 12 saves for MIT. Kyle Cloutier made nine stops for Springfield and allowed five goals. P.J. Rovinelli saw 17 seconds of action for the Pride, replacing Cloutier when he served a penalty. During that time, Rovinelli allowed one goal.
The next game for MIT will be on Tuesday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m. when it hosts UMass-Dartmouth.