April 29, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Four unanswered goals by MIT in the third quarter helped power it to a 12-6 win over Clark University in the season finale for both squads on Saturday afternoon. Tyler Sorba tallied five goals and two assists while Jonathan Stolmeier contributed two goals and four assists for the Engineers (6-6, 4-3 Pilgrim). In net, Zach Brewer finished with 10 saves as Dylan Roden collected six groundballs.
Sorba opened the scoring with 6:18 remaining in the first frame. MIT quickly extended its lead on a goal by Corey Garvey that was set up by Ryan Ballentine. The 2-0 lead would hold until the 11:49 mark of the second quarter when the Cougars found the back of the net. Brennan Sherry connected on a Stolmeier pass before Clark registered its second goal of the frame. The game remained scoreless until Sorba's unassisted extra-man goal with one minute left. The Engineers entered the break up 5-2 following Sherry's goal with 16 seconds on the clock.
In the pivotal third-quarter scoring burst, Sorba was a factor in all four goals. He set up Roden for a man-up score and then recorded an unassisted strike. In the span of a minute, Stolmeier connected on a pass from Sorba and then reciprocated the act.
After being held scoreless for 26 minutes, Clark notched back-to-back goals which narrowed its deficit to five (9-4). MIT responded with extra-man strikes from Ballentine and Sherry and an unassisted goal by Sorba. The Cougars closed the game with an extra-man and a man-down goal during the final 5:14.