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Lacrosse team wins first three

By Garrett Love

The men's varsity lacrosse team began league play with two home games and two Pilgrim League victories last week. The team record now stands at 3-0, with wins over University of Santa Clara, Babson College and Assumption College.

The Engineers hosted defending league champion Babson on Tuesday, amidst freakish New England weather that brought both pouring rain and bright sun. MIT started slowly, sliding into a 3-1 deficit after the first quarter, but shut-out the visitors in the second quarter. The Engineers scored four unanswered goals, taking a 5-3 lead into halftime.

The team traded goals with the visiting team throughout the second half to maintain its tenuous lead and score an 11-9 win. Brothers Jeffrey Feldgoise '91 and Stephan Feldgoise '92 led the scoring with four goals and one assist each.

On Saturday, MIT gave Pilgrim League new-comer Assumption a rude awakening, with a strong 14-6 win. The Engineers defense clamped down, allowing only one goal in each of the first three quarters.

The offense, led by Robert Silva Jr. '92, Jeffrey Feldgoise, Andrei M. Saunders G and Felipe Calderon '91, applied its own pressure with 13 goals in the same time. The team relaxed in the final period, allowing Assumption to score three goals.

The Engineers scored a 14-10 win over Santa Clara during its annual trip to California. The Engineers will try to extend their winning streak at Curry College on Tuesday.

(Garrett Love '91 is a member of the lacrosse team.)