Tufts vs. Mit
March 12, 2005
The Game Story:
MEDFORD ^S Senior tri-captain Bryan Griffin (West Islip, NY) scored four
goals with three assists to tie the Tufts University men^Ys lacrosse
all-time scoring record and lead the #9 Jumbos to an 18-3 victory over MIT
on opening day 2005 at snow-covered Bello Field on Saturday.

By halftime, Griffin had tied the record and Tufts had the game well in
hand. With his fourth goal of the game, Griffin ^S set up alone in front of
the cage by junior Rory Doucette (Merrick, NY) ^S scored his 191st point to
tie Dan Kollar^Ys Jumbo mark set from 1998-2001. The goal gave the Jumbos a
12-0 lead in the game.

MIT scored back-to-back goals a minute apart late in the first half, by Paul
Steiner (Palos Verdes, CA) and Jonathan Stolmeier (San Antonio, TX), to make
the score 12-2. Tufts was always in charge though, and Coach Mike Daly was
able to go deep into the bench for the second half. Fifteen Jumbos scored
points overall, including four by sophomore Mark Warner (Wading River, NY)
on two goals and two assists. Doug Smith (Washington, DC), Mike Cortese
(Utica, NY) and Connor Ginsberg (New Haven, CT) each scored their first
collegiate goal.

Senior Christopher Ng (East Meadow, NY) made 17 saves in the MIT cage, where
play was especially difficult considering the steady snowfall throughout the
game. Senior tri-captain Luke Chicco (Merrick, NY) and classmate Andy Starr
(Weston, MA) split time in the Tufts goal and had two saves apiece.

Tufts (1-0) has now won six straight regular-season games and 12 of its last
14 overall. MIT is now 0-1.