April 19, 2008

Engineers Rally Past Clark, 9-5

April 19, 2008

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Four goals by MIT in the fourth quarter broke open a tied game and resulted in a 9-5 victory over Clark University in a Pilgrim Lacrosse League game on Saturday. Corey Garvey paced the Engineers (4-7, 2-3 Pilgrim) with three goals and three assists as Andrew Webber led the Cougars (3-10, 1-4 Pilgrim) with two goals.

Garvey picked up his first point of the day by connecting on a feed from Ryan Ballentine for a man-up goal at 12:32. Just over a minute later, Andrew Webber tallied the equalizer for Clark. MIT's long-stick defenders accounted for its next goal as Ebbe Strathairn lit the lamp and Alex Andrzejewski earned the assist. Webber knotted the contest at two on a solo effort with eight seconds remaining in the period.

Clark captured the lead on an unassisted goal by Sam McAdam after 4:52 elapsed in the second quarter. The Cougars were later awarded a three-minute extra-man opportunity, but MIT's defense thwarted any scoring attempts. Patrick Shannon recorded back-to-back assists on scores by Dan Piemont and Garvey that put the Engineers up, 4-3, with 3:49 left in the half. The Cougars countered with Alex Craven finding the back of the net over two minutes later.

MIT wasted little time regaining the advantage in the third quarter as Dylan Roden converted a pass from Garvey after 52 seconds expired. A defensive battle ensued until Chris Adams evened the score at five with 4:04 remaining in the quarter.

Eric Zuk set up Dan Piemont for what proved to be the game-winning goal at the 13:44 mark of the final frame. The Engineers extended their advantage three minutes later as Zuk connected on a feed from Garvey. Following seven minutes of tireless defensive efforts by both sides, Garvey broke through with an unassisted goal and then found Roden for the last goal of the day.

Strathairn picked up a game-high five groundballs as Shannon added four of his own. In net, Garth Grove collected nine saves for the Engineers.

Tyler Campbell and Tim Roche each posted three groundballs as Campbell made 28 saves for the Cougars.

Both teams will continue Pilgrim action next week. MIT will travel to Wheaton College on Wednesday, April 23 while Clark will host Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Tuesday, April 22.