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Tufts 5    Skidmore 4

At Saratoga Springs, NY
Saturday, March 10, 2007

Game Box Score

Senior Stephen Ginsberg scored the game-winning goal with 1:26 left in the fourth quarter

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. -- Senior Stephen Ginsberg (Pikesville, MD) broke a 4-4 tie with 1:26 to play in the fourth quarter to give 18th ranked Tufts University (1-0) a 5-4 men's lacrosse win over Skidmore College on Saturday at Wachenheim Field. In the season-opener for the Jumbos, the tight contest featured several big defensive plays and outstanding goaltending by both teams.

Sophomore Clem McNally (Farhills, NJ) gave the Jumbos a 1-0 lead at 13:42 of the first. The Thoroughbreds tied it at 11:44 on Micah Hawes-Sivitz's goal from Nick Coppola. Tufts took a 2-1 lead at 5:38 when junior Connor Ginsberg (New Haven, CT) scored an unassisted goal with 5:38 to play.

In the second quarter, Tufts senior tri-captain Mark Warner (Wading River, NY) made it 3-1 at 12:55. Skidmore battled back when Cory Barkoff intercepted a Tufts clear attempt by sophomore goalie Matt Harrigan (Darnestown, MD) at midfield and then sent Hawes-Sivitz in for his second goal at 8:00. Junior Chris Connelly (Wilton, CT) scored with just 17 seconds left in the half to give Tufts a 4-2 lead.

After a scoreless third, Hawes-Sivitz scored his third goal of the game again from Coppola at 12:47. Skidmore's Rob Lutin then tied it 4-4 on a man-up goal at 8:49 from John Kotsinonos. Both teams had chances down the stretch with Harrigan and Skidmore goalie John Capitani making key saves. The winning goal came when Connelly found Stephen Ginsburg alone in front for the game-winner.

Capitani finished with 17 saves, including seven in the fourth quarter. Harrigan had 14 saves. Tufts defender and tri-captain Wiley Dornseif (Littleton, CO) had a team-high five ground balls.

The Jumbos, who open the season with six road games, are at Eastern Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon. Skidmore (0-2) is at Oneonta on Wednesday.