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Men's Lacrosse Bested By MIT On Senior Day

Men's Lacrosse Bested By MIT On Senior Day



Score: MIT 20, Emerson 9

Records: Emerson Lions (11-5, 1-4 NEWMAC) ; MIT Engineers (13-0, 5-0 NEWMAC)

Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)

Date: April 23, 2022

The Lead: Junior Nicholas Fulgione and sophomore Birk Swan scored five of nine goals for the Emerson men's lacrosse team as the Lions' were upended by MIT, 20-9, on Saturday afternoon in their final regular season home game. 

Prior to today's contest, Emerson head coach Matt Colombini honored the men's lacrosse team's graduating class of 2022, consisting of six seniors and two graduate students. The Class of 2022 includes Austin Franklin, Peirce Eldredge, Skyler Celotto, Jack Lewis, Jiwon Kim, Malcolm McGrath, Hunter Gervais and Lex Torrington. The Emerson men's lacrosse team also honored Dan Hollis, who would have graduated with alongside this year's class.



Swan: three goals & five ground balls
Fulgione: two goals & two assists
Alex Menendez: one goal & one assist
Grant Wilson: one assist
Jack O'Rourke: one goal
Kim: three caused turnovers
Celotto: one goal
Gervais: one goal

FACE OFFS: Tyler King
(10-22)  ;  James Toomy (2-11)

GOALIE: Malcolm McGrath (L, 9-5) - 15 goals allowed on 24 shots with nine stops through 30 minutes
Connor Nydegger: five goals allowed on 16 shots faced with 11 saves


Liam Miller: three goals
Ethan Robertson: three goals
Heath Nilsen: three goals & two assists
Ryan Gebhardt: two goals
Gavin Vanderberg: two goals & one assist
Tory Lentine: two goals
Bennett Stankovits: one go
Matthew Sardis: 10 ground balls
Chris Perrino: three caused turnovers

: Matthew Sardis (16-23) ; Andrew Pelleiko (2-3) ; Andrew Merrel (3-7) 
GOALIE: Lucas Drexler-Bruce (W, 13-0) - five goals allowed on nine shots with four saves
David Vapnek: two goals allowed on three shots with one save through 15 minutes
Devin McCabe: two goals allowed on two shots through 15 minutes



  • At the end of the first quarter, Emerson found themselves in a seven-goal hole as the score stood at 10-3. 
  • 50 seconds into the first, MIT made their way onto the board with a goal from Lentine to give the Engineers the quick 1-0 lead. Emerson followed up a little over two minutes later with a goal from O'Rourke to tie the score at 1-all. 
  • After O'Rourke knotted the score, MIT answered with the next five consecutive goals to up their lead to 6-1. Fulgione broke the run with a marker at 6:55 with the score at 6-2 before MIT tallied another pair of goals to take the six-goal lead at 8-2.
  • Menendez tallied the Lions' last goal of the quarter before the Engineers put in another pair of goals within the final two and a half minutes. 
  • MIT's scoring carried into the second frame and rang off a trio of markers to put their lead into double-figures at 13-3 at the 12:04 mark. Emerson and MIT traded off the next four goals through the last 10 minutes, but it was the Engineers who held the 15-5 advantage at the break.
  • Swan tallied Emerson's two tallies in the third quarter as the defense held MIT to only two goals as the Lions' faced the double-digit deficit at 17-7 through three frames. 
  • Emerson was able to find the back of the net two more times in the fourth with goals from Gervais and Celotto, while on the other side, MIT added three more goals to its lead. After Celotto's marker at 5:51, neither side scored as the score held at 20-9. 



  • Emerson concludes their 2022 regular season schedule on Saturday, April 30th down at Coast Guard at 1:00 p.m.