CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Dan Piemont and Nick Sisler each posted two points as MIT fell to UMass-Dartmouth, 10-4, in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Wednesday. The defeat lowered the Engineers' record to 2-3 on the year.
The Corsairs opened the scoring at the 8:25 mark of the first quarter but the Cardinal and Gray evened the game four minutes later when Piemont connected on a pass from Tom Hay. UMass-Dartmouth found the back of the net twice during the last 3:30 of the period to claim a 3-1 lead.
The hosts extended their margin after four minutes elapsed in the second stanza. A man-up goal by Carl Tilbury that was set up by Sisler brought MIT within two (4-2) with 6:29 on the clock. The Corsairs responded with back-to-back goals to enter the break with a 6-2 advantage.
UMass-Dartmouth added two more goals before Sisler's solo effort ended the Engineers' scoring drought with 4:24 left in the third period. The majority of the fourth quarter was a defensive battle as neither side added to its tally until there was just over four minutes remaining. The Corsairs registered two goals exactly 32 seconds apart before Piemont's unassisted goal with 1:20 to play capped the scoring.
Sisler, Gabe Blanchet, and Justin Myers each recorded five groundballs as Bryan Beller and Garth Grove both came away with four of their own. In net, Christopher Rullan collected 11 saves.