Engineers Overpower Emerson, 19-4

Freshman Jack Strachan and junior Graham Davis
Freshman Jack Strachan and junior Graham Davis

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 19, Emerson College 4

- Records: MIT (8-4, 3-1 NEWMAC); Emerson (4-5, 0-3 NEWMAC)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium)

- The Lead: MIT generated 12 unanswered goals in the first quarter en route to a 19-4 win over Emerson College in a NEWMAC men's lacrosse game on Wednesday night. Senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) led all players with six points on four goals and two assists, all coming during the opening frame. Jared Brush paced the Lions with two goals.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- After MIT's big start to the game, Emerson ended the shutout on strike from Brush that was set up by James Monroe-Chausse at the 13:04 mark of the second quarter. The Engineers recorded the other goal of the period just over four minutes later when sophomore Bobby Rauch (New York, N.Y.) connected on a pass by freshman Aidan Westley (Palos Verdes, Calif.).

- The hosts controlled the action in the third quarter as they outscored Emerson, 4-1, resulting in a 17-2 advantage.

- Both squads found the back of the net twice in the final frame. Strikes by MIT senior TJ Burns (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) sandwiched two points by Cameron Radenberg who scored and then found Brush for a man-up goal.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Freshman Jonathan Monahemi (Great Neck, N.Y.) posted three goals and one assist while Westley totaled two goals, two assists, and four groundballs. Junior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) and freshman Jack Strachan (Moresville, N.C.) both recorded one goal and three assists. Freshman Joseph Vasile (Webster, N.Y.) was 11-of-16 in faceoffs and collected eight groundballs while senior Brandt Nelson (Greenwood Village, Colo.) generated two caused turnovers. In net, sophomore Victor Fink (Haverford, Pa.) amassed 12 saves.

- Paul Sequin chipped in a goal for Emerson as Fernando Gutierrez was 8-of-16 in faceoffs in addition to producing nine groundballs and two caused turnovers. Tyler Burnam contributed two caused turnovers while goalie Bailey Kennedy tallied 13 saves.

- MIT finished the night with advantages in shots (40-26) and groundballs (40-23) while winning 18-of-27 faceoff attempts.

UP NEXT:

- Both teams are back in action on Saturday, April 22 with road trips to NEWMAC opponents. MIT will visit Massachusetts Maritime Academy for a 7:00 p.m. start while Emerson will head to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for a 1:00 p.m. opening faceoff.

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