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Tufts 9    Connecticut College 5

At New London, CT
Wednesday, March 28, 2007

#9 Tufts University (5-0, 2-0) 3-1-1-4--9
Connecticut College (0-5, 0-4) 2-0-0-3--5

Goals: T, Clem McNally 3, Chris Connelly 2, Chase Bibby, Mike Cortese, Mark Warner, Jordan Yarboro; CC, Matt Flanagan 2, Sean Driscoll, Kevin Nally, Jesse Stevenson.

Assists: T, Chase Bibby 2, Doug Smith 2, Mark Warner; CC, Sean Driscoll, Tim Hoisington.

Goalies: T, Matt Harrigan (60:00 - 5 GA) 10 saves; CC, Mark Moran (60:00 - 9 GA) 9 saves.

Shots: T, 30; CC, 31.

Extra Man Opportunities: T, 0-1; CC, 0-4.

Jordan Yarboro scooped up a team-high eight ground balls at Connecticut College

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Tufts University (5-0, 2-0) collected a 9-5 victory at Connecticut College (0-5, 0-4) Wednesday afternoon in  NESCAC game. Sophomore Clem McNally (Far Hills, NJ), the current Inside Lacrosse Nike Division III Player of the Week, tallied a hat-trick and senior midfielder Chris Connelly (Wilton, CT) chipped in with two goals for the Jumbos, who are ranked #9 in the latest USILA Division III Poll. Junior midfielder Matt Flanagan (Somerset, NJ) tallied two goals for the Camels. Sean Driscoll (Peabody, MA) had a goal and an assist for the hosts.

The Jumbos took a 3-2 lead after one quarter of play. Tight defense and terrific goaltending on both sides kept both teams off the board for the most of the second quarter. With 10 seconds remaining in the half, Chase Bibby (Marblehead, MA) fed McNally for a one-timer and the Jumbos had a 4-2 lead at the intermission. McNally provided the only goal of the third quarter and Tufts had a 5-2 lead as the teams headed into the final 15 minutes of regulation.

With 12:33 to play, Camel sophomore Jesse Stevenson (Marblehead, MA) tallied his sixth score of the season for the hosts to make it a 5-3 contest. But McNally had all of the answers on this day and added his third goal of the afternoon with 11:34 remaining to push the Tufts lead to three, 6-3. The visitors went on for the 9-5 victory.

Sophomore Matt Harrigan (Darnestown, MD), the reigning NESCAC Player of the Week, stopped 10 shots in net for the Jumbos. Mark Moran (Greenwich, CT) had nine saves and four ground balls in goal for the hosts.

With the victory, the Jumbos completed an unblemished five-game road swing to open the season. They will host Trinity for a 1:00 p.m. game in Medford on Saturday. Connecticut College will travel to Amherst for a 1:00 p.m. game Saturday afternoon.