Fast Start Powers Men's Lacrosse Past Massachusetts Maritime, 16-10

Junior Christian Jamison
Junior Christian Jamison

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 16, Massachusetts Maritime Academy 10

- Records: MIT (9-4, 4-1 NEWMAC); Massachusetts Maritime (6-5, 0-4 NEWMAC)

- Location: Buzzards Bay, Mass. (Clean Harbors Stadium)

- The Lead: MIT outscored Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 7-1, in the first quarter and maintained a comfortable cushion as it went on to record a 16-10 NEWMAC men's lacrosse victory on Saturday night. Junior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) amassed four goals, five assists, and four groundballs for the Engineers.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In MIT's big 7-1 first quarter, Davis opened the scoring after 1:28 elapsed and then produced two more goals to go along with an assist. Senior Michael Traub (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) earned an assist on Davis's second marker and followed with two goals, the last coming on a feed from freshman Jameson Kief (Plantsville, Conn.) with 11 ticks left.

- The Buccaneers ended their scoring drought 27 seconds into the second stanza and then found the back of the net almost four minutes later, narrowing the gap to 7-3. A defensive battle ensued until a strike by senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) kicked off a 3-1 spurt during the last 3:41 of the frame, creating a 10-4 advantage at the intermission.

- The Engineers carried the momentum into the third quarter as they recorded three goals within the first 4:29. Freshman Jack Strachan (Moresville, N.C.) started the burst while Davis and Stolzenberg collaborated on the next two MIT markers. Massachusetts Maritime notched the next two goals but Strachan redirected a pass from Stolzenberg to give the visitors a 14-6 lead heading into the final frame.

- The Buccaneers controlled the action in the fourth quarter as they outscored the Engineers, 4-2. Stolzenberg was a factor in both of MIT's goals as he found freshman Aidan Westley (Palos Verdes, Calif.) for his second goal of the night and then he connected on a feed from Davis for the third time in the game.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Stolzenberg finished with four goals and three assists while Strachan totaled four goals. Kief posted five groundballs and two caused turnovers as junior Christian Jamison (Huntington, N.Y.) notched three groundballs and two caused turnovers. Freshman Dylan Marlborough (Cutchogue, N.Y.) collected eight groundballs and was 12-of-18 in faceoffs while sophomore Alexander Lynch (Roswell, Ga.) generated 14 saves and four groundballs.

- MIT ended the evening with advantages in shots (47-35) and groundballs (43-31). The visitors were 20-of-25 on clears while the Buccaneers were 16-of-23. The Engineers won 17 of 29 faceoffs and converted three of their four man-up opportunities while the hosts went 2-of-7.

UP NEXT:

- MIT is back in action on Wednesday, April 26 when it hosts NEWMAC foe Wheaton College at 7:00 p.m. in its final home game of the regular season.

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