March 22, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Five unanswered goals in the second period by Endicott College were pivotal in its 14-7 win over MIT in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Wednesday. Jonathan Stolmeier posted two assists and a goal while Tyler Sorba contributed two goals for the Engineers (0-2). In net, Zach Brewer finished with 18 saves.
The Gulls got on the board first as Dan Ryan took a feed from Nick Cosco. Sorba found the back of the net just a minute later, giving the game its first tie. Josh Gilbert and Eddie O'Reilly scored on back-to-back possessions to put Endicott ahead for good. Stolmeier cut the Gulls' lead in half (3-2) as he received a pass on the crease from Dylan Roden and snuck a bounce shot past Sean Kearney. Ryan recorded the final goal of the opening period with 1:25 on the clock.
In the key second-quarter run, Endicott notched four of its five goals in a span of 2:46. Brad Lipkvich scored twice during the spurt, while Gilbert, O'Reilly, and Joe Gugino added to the Gulls' lead.
O'Reilly extended Endicott's margin to 10-2 midway through the third quarter with a strong shot from 15-yards out. Brandon Dube capitalized on an MIT turnover just four minutes later, as he registered an uncontested shot. At the 1:38 mark, Cosco intercepted a clearing pass and found the back of the net. MIT ended its scoring drought on Dylan Roden's goal with five seconds remaining.
The Engineers opened the final frame with a quick goal from Sorba after dodging through the Gulls' defense. Gilbert connected on a feed by O'Reilly with 6:56 on the clock, but MIT answered less than 20 seconds later with an unassisted strike by Corey Garvey. Dan Marchase recorded the last goal for Endicott at 3:38. The Engineers continued to attack as Stolmeier set up Brennan Sherry and Tom Hay for the final goals of the game.