GRIFFIN LEADS TUFTS MENíS LAX PAST TRINITY

COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Tufts 17    Trinity 5

At Hartford, CT
Saturday, April 3, 2004

Tufts (5-1, 1-0 NESCAC)) 5 3 6 3 = 17
Trinity, Conn. (4-3, 2-2 NESCAC) 1 3 1 0 = 5

Goals: Tu, Bryan Griffin 5, Devin Clarke 4, Bill Granger 2, Ariel Rudolph 2, Mike OíBrien 2, Mark Warner 1, Michael Hughes 1; Tr, Nick Petri 1, James Skiff 1, Will Peace 1, Coly Smith 1, Jake Dore 1.

Assists: Tu, Griffin 2, Granger 2, Mark Warner 1, Dane Carillo 1; Tr, Chad Burdette 2, Roddy Tilt 1.

Saves: Tu, Luke Chicco (56 min. - 5 GA) 8 saves, Andy Starr (4 min. - 0 GA) 2 saves; Tr, Geoff Shaw (30 min. - 8 GA) 7 saves, Jakob Isbrandsten (30 min. - 9 GA) 5 saves.

HARTFORD - Junior attackman Bryan Griffin (West Islip, NY) totaled five goals and two assists to lead the visiting Tufts University Jumbos to a 17-5 win over the Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) menís lacrosse action this afternoon at Sheppard Field. The Jumbos, ranked No. 4 in New England and No. 21 in the nation, improve to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the league. Trinity, ranked No. 8 in New England, drops to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the NESCAC.

Tufts took an early 4-0 lead, as Griffin scored once and assisted on two other goals in the first 11 minutes of the game. After a Bantam goal on a rocket by sophomore Nick Petri (Framingham, MA) with 3:10 remaining in the first quarter, the Jumbos scored with just one second on the clock on the second goal of the game for junior midfielder Devin Clarke (Ridgewood, NJ). Trinity stayed in the game in the first half with three goals in the second quarter, but Tufts went ahead, 11-4, with three unanswered goals to start the third frame en route to the double-digit victory.

Clarke finished with four goals, while sophomore Bill Granger (Setauket, NY) scored three times, and junior goalie Luke Chicco (Merrick, NY) made eight stops in goal for Tufts. Trinity sophomore Chad Burdette (Owings Mills, MD) tallied two assists in a losing effort.

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