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Lacrosse Dominates Colonials; Tight Defense Gives MIT Win

By L.M. Hughey


The men’s lacrosse team secured their victory of the season Tuesday over the Curry College Colonials, winning by a score of 18-4.

The large margin was mainly because of the Engineers’ indomitable defense. Christopher C. Ebeling ’01, Christopher K. Wilmer ’02, and Scott B. Mahar ’03 warded off the Curry Colonials with relentless strength. They repeatedly stole possession of the ball with heavy checking and unexpected interceptions.

“The entire defense is deserving of praise, for sure,” said Coach Walter A. Alessi.

Timothy P. Nolan ’01 defended goal for the second full game in a row this season. Nothing could break Nolan’s energy, including Curry’s angry drives as little as ten feet away from goal.

The MIT offense competed just as strongly. Key scorers were Matthew P. Van Horne ’02 (5 goals, 2 assists), Eli J. Weinberg ’02 (3 goals, 3 assists), and Pascal F. Rettig ’02 (3 goals). Curry’s aggression and checks simply couldn’t keep the Engineers from repeatedly invading their goal.

“We hope we can continue to play that well on Saturday,” said Alessi

The men’s lacrosse team will be competing against Mass Maritime this Saturday. It is their first League game of the season, so come cheer them on.

During the week of spring break, the Engineers will be facing Farleigh Dickinson University and Norwich University on foreign turfs.

During Coach Alessi’s career, he has made an annual spring break trip into a lacrosse tradition. This is the first season in 27, however, that the team will remain in New England to compete in official season games. Usually, the players travel abroad to develop skills and grow closer together as a team. But because of the combination of league scheduling and MIT altering its spring break week, a trip this year was impossible.

The men’s lacrosse team’s first home game after spring break is on Wednesday, April 4th at 4:00 p.m. Be there to support your fellow Engineers as they take on UMass-Boston.