Tufts 14 Gordon 8

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2001
At Medford, Mass.

Gordon (2-2) 2 1 0 5 = 8
Tufts (4-1) 2 5 3 4 = 14

Goals: T, Dan Kollar 4, Alex Kerwin 3, David Supple 2, Jon Zissi 2, Jim Mandler, Chris Taylor, Doug Gould; G, Matt Chapman 4, Robert Bradley 2, Tim Chapman, Peter Chapman.

Assists: T, Supple 3, Jack Palmer 2, Chris Kollar, Dan Kramer, Mandler, Taylor, Zissi; G, M. Chapman 3, T. Chapman 2, Ryan Hardin.

Saves: T, Kirk Lutwyler 16; G, Nate Boyd 26.

MEDFORD – Senior co-captain Dan Kollar (Middle Island, NY) scored all of his team-high four goals in the second quarter to help the Tufts University Jumbos post a 14-8 victory over the Gordon College Fighting Scots in New England men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon. The game was the home opener for the Jumbos, who improved to 4-1 overall. Gordon dropped to 2-2.

With the score tied at 2-2 after one quarter of play, Kollar’s quartet in the second quarter led Tufts to a 7-3 lead at the half. He scored both the quarter’s first goal at 12:44 and its last with just five seconds remaining to send the Jumbos into halftime with momentum. The hosts then added three unanswered goals in the third quarter for a 10-3 lead entering the fourth. Junior Chris Taylor’s (Cambridge, MA) tally at 7:40 of the third was the eventual game-winner.

The Fighting Scots came alive a bit in the fourth quarter, closing the margin to 11-7 on the second of back-to-back goals by junior Matt Chapman (Framingham, MA) at 6:29. He scored all of his team-high four goals in the fourth. Tufts sophomore Doug Gould (Great Neck, NY) and junior co-captain David Supple (Rowayton, CT) scored the game’s last two goals as the Jumbos finished strong.

Sophomore Alex Kerwin (Bethesda, MD) added three goals to the Tufts attack. Supple finished with two goals and three assists. Matt Chapman had seven points for the Scots. Junior Kirk Lutwyler (Ridgewood, NJ) improved to 4-1 in the Tufts net with 16 saves. Senior Nate Boyd (Beverly, MA) blocked 26 shots in the Gordon net, including 17 in the first half.