Williams 11    Tufts 10

At Medford, MA
Saturday, April 6, 2002

Williams (4-2, 2-1 NESCAC) 5 2 2 2 = 11
Tufts (5-2, 2-1 NESCAC) 3 2 1 4 = 10

Goals: T, Jim Mandler 3, Bryan Griffin 2, David Supple 2, Jon Zissi, Alex Kerwin, Drew Innis; W, Chris Hayes 3, Corey Whitbeck, Geoff McNally, Scott Goldberg, Scott Wilbur, William Marino, John Kelly, Andrew Layng, Paul DeRosa.

Assists: T, Kerwin 2, Devin Clarke 2, Zissi, Griffin; W, Goldberg 2, McNally, Marino, Derek Chapman, Kelly.

Saves: T, Kirk Lutwyler 13; W, Matt Rade 13.

MEDFORD -- Junior co-captain Scott Goldberg (Englewood, CO) scored with one second left in the game to give visiting Williams College a thrilling 11-10 victory over Tufts University in an extraordinary NESCAC men's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon.

The victory is the fourth straight for the Ephs (4-2, 2-1 NESCAC) after opening the season with two losses. It stopped a three-game winning streak by the Jumbos (5-2, 2-1 NESCAC).

Goldberg's goal thwarted a comeback rally by Tufts, who trailed 9-5 with 6:09 to play in the third period after Williams junior Chris Hayes (Syracuse, NY) scored. The Jumbos then scored the next four goals, including three within a two-minute span early in the fourth quarter, to tie the score at 9-9 on a tally by junior Alex Kerwin (Bethesda, MD) at 10:36 of the fourth quarter.

Williams regained a 10-9 edge on leading scorer Hayes' third goal of the game during an extra man attempt at 7:57 of the fourth. The score remained 10-9 until the final minute, then Tufts senior co-captain David Supple (Rowayton, CT) scored with 57 seconds left to tie the game at 10-10. The Ephs gained possession on the face off, Goldberg went solo against the Tufts defense and put a low shot into the goal as time expired to win it.

Nine players scored goals for Williams, and diminutive sophomore Matt Rade (Orchard Park, NY) was excellent in goal with 13 saves. Senior co-captain Jim Mandler (Smithtown, NY) led Tufts with goals, and Lutwyler made 13 saves.