TUFTS FENDS OFF BATES IN NESCAC SHOWDOWN, 8-7
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Tufts 8 Bates 7
at Lewiston, Maine
Thursday, April 27, 2000
Goals: T, Dan Kollar 6, Jon Zissi 2; B, Dave Frederick 4, Mike D'Addario, Jack Sandler, Aaron Sells.
Assists: T, Brian Cunningham, Greg Molinelli, Zissi; B, Jon Miller, Sells.
Saves: T, Kirk Lutwyler 26; B, Dave Pillsbury 14.
LEWISTON, Maine -- Tufts University junior attack Dan Kollar (Middle Island, NY) scored six goals and sophomore goalkeeper Kirk Lutwyler (Ridgewood, NJ) made 26 saves on Thursday to lead the visiting Jumbos to an 8-7 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's lacrosse victory over the host Bates College Bobcats on Garcelon Field.
The Bobcats (8-5, 0-5 NESCAC) jumped out to a 5-1 lead at the end of the first period.
Sophomore attack Dave Frederick, who tallied a career-high five goals the day before,
notched three goals in the opening stanza. Tufts rallied in the second period, tying the
game on the first of two goals by sophomore attack Jon Zissi (Winchester, MA)
and taking their first lead on Kollar's goal with 24 seconds left in the half.
In a tightly played second half, Tufts (8-4, 2-4 NESCAC) took an 8-6 lead with 5:49 left in the third period. The Bates defense, led by senior goalkeeper David Pillsbury, who made nine of his 14 saves in the second half, did not allow a goal over the final 20-plus minutes of play. Frederick's final goal of the contest with 8:38 left trimmed the lead to one, but the Bobcats could not convert on an extra-man opportunity in the final five minutes.
Frederick had four goals and junior midfielder Aaron Sells had a goal and an assist for Bates, ranked 13th in the most recent New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) poll, while Kollar and Zissi were the only goal-scorers for
the No. 10 Jumbos. Lutwyler was sensational, making 12 saves in the first half and 14 more in the second. The team's eighth win of the season is its most since 1994.
Tufts, a ECAC Tournament hopeful with three straight wins now, hosts a strong Wesleyan team on Saturday at 2:30 pm. Five Tufts seniors will be playing in their final home game.