Colorado College Defeats Men's Lacrosse, 16-8

Luke Gianni
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THE BASICS:

- Score: Colorado College 16, MIT 8

- Records: MIT (4-2); CC (8-1)

- Location: Colorado Springs, Colo. (Washburn Field)

- The Lead: Colorado College rattled off five unanswered goals during the last 8:26 of regulation to secure a 16-8 victory over MIT in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Monday. Senior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) powered the Engineers with four goals and an assist.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Senior Mitch Turley (Westfield, Ind.) put MIT on the board with a man-up goal after 2:03 elapsed. Freshman Luke Gianni (Henderson, Nev.) won the ensuing faceoff and found classmate Nicolas Gianni (Henderson, Nev.) who set up sophomore Jack Strachan (Moresville, N.C.) for the quick tally. Davis followed with a solo effort and then connected on a feed from Nicolas Gianni to give the Engineers a 4-0 advantage at the 8:48 mark. The Tigers battled back, eventually going up 6-5 with four seconds left.

- Aside from a goal by the hosts with 9:08 on the clock, the second stanza was a defensive battle.

- The score remained unchanged until CC found the back of the net with 9:23 on the clock in the third quarter. Senior Jack Kelly (Milford, Del.) ended the visitors' scoring drought exactly 1:05 later, narrowing the gap to 8-6. The Tigers created some breathing room courtesy of two goals during the last 1:35 of the frame.

- An unassisted blast by Turley 55 seconds into the fourth quarter set off an exchange of goals that was capped by a Davis marker that made the score 11-8 with 9:16 left to play. Less than a minute later CC lit the lamp, sparking its game-ending five-goal run.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Nicolas Gianni and Strachan both produced two caused turnovers while Nicolas Gianni added two groundballs. Sophomore Jameson Kief (Plantsville, Conn.) generated three groundballs and one caused turnover. Luke Gianni won 16 of his 23 faceoff attempts and scooped up six groundballs as junior goalie Victor Fink (Haverford, Pa.) made 14 saves.

- MIT won 20 of 28 faceoff attempts, was 17-of-20 in clears, and converted one of its two extra-man opportunities.

- CC had the upper hand in shots (49-40) and groundballs (28-27). The Tigers were 24-of-28 in clearing attempts and were 0-of-2 in extra-man chances.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will take on Williams College on Wednesday, March 28 at Colorado College at 2:00 p.m. EDT (12:00 p.m. Mountain).

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