April 15, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Competing in the final home game of their careers, the members of the MIT men's lacrosse Class of 2006 tallied 11 goals en route to a 19-3 victory over Norwich University on Saturday. Jonathan Stolmeier led all scorers with seven points, totaling two goals and five assists. Scott Pearce paced the Cadets (0-8, 0-4 Pilgrim) with two goals.
Scott Purchase opened the scoring 1:08 into the contest, connecting on a pass from Ryan Ballentine. The Engineers (5-3, 3-2 Pilgrim) would go on to score 17 consecutive goals. Purchase along with classmate Brennan Sherry both finished with a hat-trick. Stefano Young, Tyler Sorba, Patrick Bossi, and Paul Steiner each scored two goals while Ballentine, Robert Baranowski, and Dylan Roden totaled one apiece.
Tech notched eight goals in the first quarter, followed by four in the second stanza. MIT scored six more times, but its run came to an end when Pearce's low shot found the back of the net at the 4:57 mark of the third frame. Three minutes later, Drew Caplin picked up a groundball and after a successful clear, he set-up C.J. Hamilton for Norwich's second tally. The Cadets recorded the final goal of the game when Pearce converted a feed from John Lighthall with 12:09 left to play.
In net, Zach Brewer collected five saves for the Engineers. Devin Collins made six stops in the first quarter and Joe Phelan finished the game with eight saves.
The next game for MIT will be on Wednesday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m. when it travels to Lasell College.