BOSTON, Mass. – MIT's Michael Traub stole the show Thursday night with seven goals even as Zoe Fisk collected 21 saves as the Emerson Men's Lacrosse Team fell 17-6. The Lions are now 1-9 overall and 0-3 in conference play while MIT improves to 7-6 on the year and 2-1 in the NEWMAC.
The first period saw MIT come out to put up 14 shots in the first 15 minutes of action while Emerson's Zoe Fisk made 10 unreal saves to keep EC in it. The Engineers couldn't be contained though as they put up three in the period.
The Lions offense scrapped back in the second though, putting up four shots as Nicholas Kitsos put away the first one for the Lions on the night four minutes into the second. MIT's Michael Traub added another before Luke Verdi went back-to-back next though to edge the Engineers to head into the break up 6-1.
The third period saw offensive fireworks by both teams with ten goals being scored in the 15 minutes of action. MIT scored twice before Emerson's Conor Judge was set up by Eric Colleran to make it 8-2. Colleran stepped up for his own goal next with an assist from Kitsos before Traub added two more to make it 11-3. EC was dauntless though as Benjamin Byrd and Eric Colleran stepped up for two straight goals to make it 11-5, but MIT closed out the period with two more to make it 12-5.
In the fourth it was all MIT as they put away five straight goals, three from Harris Stolzenberg alone before Emerson's Jack Markwordt ended the scoring on the night with an assist from Calvin Bussiere to close out the 17-6 final.
The Lions continue NEWMAC action this weekend as they travel to Springfield to take on the Pride at noon in Springfield, Mass.