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Men's Lacrosse Downs Babson in Dramatic Style; Record Now 3-1

By Farrant Sakaguchi
Team Member

Judging by its first few games, the men's lacrosse team is off to a good start. It won its most recent game in style Saturday in sudden-death against Babson College, 76.

The team started the game slowly giving up three quick goals in the first quarter. Though it battled back to within one to 45 with five seconds left in the third, Babson was able to put one in to end the third quarter to make the score 46.

Behind, the team came out hard in the fourth quarter. Jason Prest '96 won the faceoff and scored a goal within the first 25 seconds. Ken Myers '98 then took the rock coast to coast to score the first defensive goal in the regular season to tie the score at 66. The rest of the period went scoreless, despite several opportunities.

MIT won the sudden-death overtime faceoff, but failed to score. After shutting down an attempt by Babson to start some offense, MIT got the ball to co-captain Ken Mills '97, who scored to end the game with a 7-6 victory.

Curry, Assumption fall early

This victory brought the season record to 31, putting the team in contention for the Pilgrim's League title.

The team came out strong in its first game against Assumption College March 20, finishing with an 85 win.

Co-captain John Hoctor '98 had an impressive five goals, assisted by Mills and Eric Boyd '96. The other three goals were scored by Mike Butville '98, Sonny Donchek '96, and Gene Pyo '99.

In its second game, the team pounded Curry College, 196. The team's hussle for ground balls was instrumental in the win. Goals came from everywhere, but Hoctor once again led with five. Not far behind were Philip Donchek '96 and Joe Bishop '97 with four and three goals, respectively. Tom Barber '97 led the team in penalty time, spending three minutes in the box.

The only loss of the new season was to Wheaton College. The team gave up six goals in the first quarter. That deficit sunk them too deep to launch a comeback, and they lost, 712. Although Hoctor and Mills each had three goals and Donchek had one, overall play was poor.

The team's next game is at home Saturday against Western New England College.