April 26, 2006
UMass-Boston Sports Information
BOSTON, Mass. - Chris Nyman netted five goals and goalie Nick Eaton made seven saves to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston men's lacrosse team over visiting MIT, 12-4, on Tuesday. The Beacons improved to 8-3 on the season, while the Engineers fell to 5-6.
Paul Steiner took advantage of an extra-man situation for MIT, opening the scoring at 6:58 of the first quarter. Robert Cusack tied the game at 1-1 for UMass Boston with a goal at the 2:21 mark. With just three tenths of a second left in the first frame, Jonathan Stolmeier gave the Engineers a 2-1 edge.
The lead would be Tech's last as the Beacons held it scoreless over the next 27:13, while posting seven unanswered goals. Nyman notched a hat-trick as Robert Black, Cusack, Robert Thayer and Steve Andrews each tallied a goal. Scott Purchase ended the scoring spree with a goal at 2:47 of the third quarter, cutting MIT's deficit to 8-3. The Beacons responded with four straight goals, including two goals from Nyman with UMass Boston down a man. Christopher Hanafin netted his 100th career goal at 7:20 of the fourth quarter and added another score just over four minutes later to give the Beacons a 12-3 lead. Dylan Roden found the back of the net with two minutes left in the final quarter for the Engineers.
Hanafin finished with five points for the Beacons, adding three assists to his goal total, while becoming just the sixth player in school history to reach the century mark for career goals. Cusack finished with two goals and four ground balls, while Black chipped in with a goal and an assist.