Mit vs. Springfield
April 24, 2004
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The Game Story:
MIT FALLS TO SPRINGFIELD, 23-7, IN MEN’S LACROSSE Engineers Finish Regular Season Over .500 For First Time Since 2001

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – A total of 12 different scorers contributed to Springfield College’s 23-7 victory over MIT in Pilgrim Lacrosse League action. Isaac Taylor, Jonathan Stolmeier, and Stefano Young each tallied two goals for the Engineers (6-5, 3-3 Pilgrim). The Pride’s (11-3, 6-0 Pilgrim) Taylor Brown finished with a game-high six goals while Paul Purdy dished out five assists.

Springfield’s Craig Gibson notched the first goal of the game at 13:33. A minute later, Taylor Brown fed Kevin Warnock to take a 2-0 lead. Isaac Taylor put Tech on the scoreboard with 11:19 remaining. This would be as close as MIT would get, as Springfield went on a 5-0 run to close out the opening period.

Gibson got things going again for the Pride in the second period, assisting in goals by Dan Blinn and Shawn Cofrin. Two more goals gave Springfield a commanding 11-1 advantage. After being held scoreless for nearly 15 minutes, Tyler Sorba found the back of the net for MIT at the 5:56 mark. A goal by the Pride was followed by an unassisted score from the Engineers’ Jonathan Stolmeier. Taylor Brown extended Springfield’s lead to 14-3 by scoring back-to-back goals on passes from Paul Purdy. The Pride added three more goals to take a 17-3 lead at the intermission.

The scoring in the third period was even with both squads tallying two goals. Taylor Brown added a pair of unassisted goals to his total. For Tech, Carter Powers set up Jonathan Stolmeier for a man-advantage score and Stefano Young connected on a pass from Brendan Maddigan with 47 seconds left.

In the final period, Springfield rattled off three unanswered goals to take a 22-5 lead. MIT’s Isaac Taylor scored his second goal of the day at the 11:25 mark. Dan Blinn posted the Pride’s final goal with 7:45 remaining. The Engineers’ tallied the final goal of the game three minutes later when Tyler Sorba set up Stefano Young.

In the cage, Zach Brewer played the first half for MIT and totaled three groundballs. Christopher Ng finished the game, collecting seven saves. For Springfield, Kyle Cloutier had nine saves in the first half while P.J. Rovinelli tallied the same number in second-half action.