Garvey, Piemont Power MIT Past Husson, 11-3
Five unanswered goals in the third quarter, including three in a span of two minutes, helped lift the MIT men’s lacrosse team to an 11-3 victory over Husson University in a non-conference game on Tuesday. Corey Garvey ’10 amassed a game-high seven points for the Engineers (2-1), finishing with three goals and four assists. His four assists resulted in four out of the five goals scored by Daniel G. Piemont ’10.
Piemont opened the scoring with a solo effort after 1:29 elapsed and then tacked on another goal that was set up by Garvey. Thomas W. Hay ’10 quickly gave MIT a 3-0 lead which was increased when Justin D. Myers ’11 registered the first goal of his career. Husson finally got on the scoreboard with 1:25 left in the quarter.
The majority of the second quarter was a defensive battle with both sides struggling to find its rhythm on offense. The Eagles’ scored again with 12 seconds left in the half to bring the score to 4-3.
In the second half, Garvey scored three consecutive times to put MIT up 7-3. Neither squad found the back of the net until Piemont redirected a feed from Garvey with 44 seconds on the clock. Twenty-two seconds later, Garvey completed the hat-trick as the Engineers ended the frame with a 9-3 lead.
Garvey found Piemont for the final time early in the fourth quarter.
In addition to his game-high point total, Garvey added six ground balls. Myers won 11 of his 13 face-offs while scooping up six ground balls. Alex W. Andrzejewski ’11 gathered six ground balls as well, while Eric S. Zuk ’11 totaled four ground balls and caused three turnovers. In net, Christopher B. Rullan ’13 collected 11 saves and seven ground balls.
Next up for MIT will be a road match at Whittier College on Tuesday, March 23.
—Mindy Brauer, DAPER staff