Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
TUFTS DEFEATS ENDICOTT, 12-10, IN SEE-SAW BATTLE
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Tufts 12 Endicott 10
At Medford, MA
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Game Box Score
MEDFORD -- The sixth-ranked Tufts University men's
lacrosse team outscored #20 Endicott College 4-2 in the fourth
quarter of a back-and-forth contest to pull out a 12-10 victory on
Wednesday night at Bello Field. Leading the offensive charge for the
Jumbos once again with five points (four goals, one assist) was
sophomore attacker Clem McNally (Far Hills, NJ).
In a battle of two one-loss teams that featured four ties and three
lead changes, Tufts (8-1) scored twice in the final five minutes to
win. For Endicott (8-2), sophomores Nick Cosco (Londonderry, NH),
finishing with three goals and an assist, and John Ortolani
(Billerica, MA), with 16 face-off wins, contributed to much of the
The Jumbos started the game in control, scoring the game's first
three goals. Senior Chris Connelly (Wilton, CT) scored
second, book-ended by two from McNally. Tufts was about to finish
the first quarter up 3-0 until senior Dan Ryan (Billerica, MA)
scored an unsettled goal with four seconds left. The Gulls and
Jumbos exchanged goals in the second period and Tufts took a 5-3
lead into intermission.
Endicott burst into the second half with a five-goal third period,
including two man-up goals from Cosco and Dan Cain (Billerica, MA)
to take a 7-6 lead with 5:29 left in the period. Tufts battled back
with two consecutive goals to take an 8-7 lead, including one from
McNally who took a feed from senior tri-captain Mark Warner
(Wading River, NY) at X and fired a one-timer past Endicott
goalie Sean Kearney (Mahopac, NY). Endicott would have the last say
with six seconds remaining in the third, with a goal by Josh Gilbert
(Simsbury, CT) tying the score at 8-8.
The fourth quarter featured the Jumbos taking control by winning
ground balls, face-offs and taking smart shots to earn the win.
After Tufts went up 10-8 and Endicott battled to tie it at 10-10,
Jumbos Connelly and Chase Bibby (Marblehead, MA) scored for
the final 12-10 margin.
Sophomore goalie Matt Harrigan (Darnestown, MD)
turned away 12 Endicott shots for the Jumbos. Kearney finished with
eight saves for the Gulls.