Tufts 8 Colby 4

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2001
At Medford, Mass.

Colby (2-5, 1-4 NESCAC) 1 1 0 2 = 4
Tufts (6-4, 2-3 NESCAC) 1 1 4 2 = 8

Goals: T, Dan Kollar 3, Jon Zissi 3, Alex Kerwin, David Supple; C, Barron Butler, Josh Cleaver, Jemison Foster, Bill Getty.

Assists: T, Brian Cunningham, Kollar, Matt Malatesta, Jack Palmer, Zissi; C, Chris Larson, Getty.

Saves: T, Kirk Lutwyler 20; C, Ben Park 13.

MEDFORD – Senior co-captain Dan Kollar (Middle Island, NY) scored three goals to become the team’s career leader, and junior Kirk Lutwyler (Ridgewood, NJ) made 20 saves, as the Tufts University Jumbos posted an important 8-4 victory over the Colby College White Mules in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

The Jumbos and Mules each entered the game with 1-3 records in league play. With the victory, Tufts gained an advantage in the competition for one of the seven spots in the upcoming NESCAC Playoffs. Tufts improved to 6-4 overall and 2-3 NESCAC, while Colby dropped to 2-5 and 1-4.

Coming out of a 2-2 tie at the half, Tufts shut out Colby 4-0 in the third quarter to take a 6-2 lead. Junior Jon Zissi (Winchester, MA) scored the first three goals of the quarter and Kollar added his third of the game. The Mules twice closed the gap to three goals, 6-3 and then 7-4 on a goal by senior co-captain Bill Getty (Allison Park, PA) with 11:27 left in the fourth quarter. Tufts junior co-captain David Supple (Rowayton, CT) scored next with 5:17 left, and with the way Lutwyler was playing the 8-4 lead was safe.

The junior goalkeeper had 12 of his 20 saves in the second half. Junior Ben Park (Andover, MA) had 13 saves on the Colby side. The Jumbos trailed 1-0 and 2-1 early, but tied the game on goals by Kollar. His second of the day with 2:05 left in the second quarter was the 135th of his career at Tufts. That moved him into first place on the all-time goals list, surpassing Dave Perry’s total of 134 from 1993-97. Getty had a goal and an assist to lead the Colby attack. Tufts has now won two straight against the White Mules.