April 11, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT men's lacrosse team dropped a tough 10-9 loss to Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Saturday. Isaac Taylor paced the Engineers' attack with three goals while Zach Brewer collected 23 saves.
Taylor put MIT (3-3, 2-1 Pilgrim) on the board 4:35 into the contest by connecting on a feed from Devin Dersh. Stefano Young extended the margin less than a minute later. The Buccaneers ended the shutout with 4:29 left in the period. The Engineers lifted their lead back to two (3-1) when Dersh set up Carter Powers for a goal with 23 seconds remaining.
In the second period, Massachusetts Maritime cut the deficit back to one at the 12:26 mark. Three minutes later, Scott Purchase fed Taylor for a man-up goal. The Buccaneers countered with an extra-man goal of their own, bringing the score to 4-3 in favor of MIT at halftime.
Massachuetts Maritime tied the game after 1:50 had expired in the third stanza. A man-up goal at 10:31 gave the Buccaneers their first lead. Three minutes later, Purchase fed Jonathan Stolmeier for the equalizer (5-5). Massachusetts Maritime went ahead with 5:15 left in the period. Once again, MIT countered with an unassisted goal from Tyler Sorba nearly two minutes later.
The Buccaneers built up their largest lead of the game by scoring a pair of goals during the first 3:25 of the final period. The Engineers responded with scores from Stolmeier and Taylor. Massachusetts Maritime regained the lead at 7:29 on its third extra-man goal and then recorded what proved to be the game-winning goal 33 seconds later. Powers posted the final goal for MIT with 4:40 left in regulation.