Piemont Scores Five Goals as MIT Holds off Mass. Maritime, 8-7

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- Dan Piemont netted five goals to lead MIT to an 8-7 Pilgrim Lacrosse League victory over Massachusetts Maritime Saturday afternoon at Clean Harbors Stadium.

The visiting Engineers (4-3, 2-0 Pilgrim) snapped a 4-4 halftime deadlock with three unanswered goals, including a pair off the stick of Piemont, in the first 9:08 after the intermission, but the host Buccaneers (2-9, 0-2 Pilgrim) climbed back to within one (7-6) on markers by Craig Nichols and Matt White, the latter coming with 8:20 to play in the contest.

Piemont completed his scoring with his second man-up tally of the day with 4:47 remaining to give MIT an 8-6 cushion, but Jake Bickley's goal with 1:49 left once again sliced Massachusetts Maritime's deficit to one. The Buccaneers forced an Engineer turnover with 40 seconds to play but were unable to convert the tying marker, as the visitors ran out the clock to post their triumph.

Alex Andrzejewski and Nick Sisler each netted a goal and assist for MIT, which also received a marker from Bryan Beller as well as single helpers off the sticks of John Kucharczyk and Justin Myers. Goalie Christopher Rullan amassed 16 saves and eight groundballs as Beller added four groundballs and two caused turnovers. Elliot Sykora won six of his eight faceoffs and scooped up five groundballs while Timothy Wilczynski added four groundballs.

Nichols led the way with a pair of goals and three assists for five points in the setback for Massachusetts Maritime, which also received two goals each from Bickley and Ryan Linn as well as single assists off the sticks of Chris Davis and Max Wigglesworth. Jack Murphy (Cohasset, Mass.) made 12 stops in net for Massachusetts Maritime.

Massachusetts Maritime will be idle until next Saturday evening when the Buccaneers host Clark in a Pilgrim Lacrosse League outing at Clean Harbors Stadium that begins at 7:00 p.m., while MIT heads to Salem, Mass. on Tuesday afternoon to take on Salem State in a non-league match that begins at 4:00 p.m.

Courtesy of Massachusetts Maritime Academy Sports Information