Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS LOSE IN NCAA SECOND ROUND AT GETTYSBURG,
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
NCAA Tournament Second Round
Gettysburg 12 Tufts 7
At Gettysburg, PA
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Game Box Score
GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Gettysburg College scored the
game's first six goals and went on to earn a 12-7 victory over Tufts
University in the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament second
round on Saturday afternoon.
The loss ends Tufts University's best season with a
13-4 record. The Jumbos tied the school record for wins, won their
first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC)
regular-season title and earned their first NCAA Tournament berth.
Tufts won in the NCAA first round at home against Endicott, 9-8, on
Wednesday night. Today they did not have enough against a Gettysburg
team making its 17th NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 19
The Bullets (14-2) will play Ithaca College in the
NCAA quarter-finals on Wednesday. Against Tufts, Kevin Freehill
scored twice in the first period and Rob Triplett had a goal and an
assist as the Bullets took a 5-0 lead after 15 minutes. Joe Brody
scored for a 6-0 GC lead before Jumbo sophomore Chase Bibby
(Marblehead, MA) got the visitors on the scoreboard at 6:10 of the
second quarter. After two more Bullet goals, and one by Matt
Caple (Wellesley, MA) for Tufts, the game went to the half at
GC again got the edge in the second half, scoring
the first goal at 10:35 by Steve Hurst. Tufts strung together its
first rally, scoring four of the next five goals to get as close as 10-6 on a score by
Chris Connelly (Wilton, CT) at 13:53 of the fourth quarter.
However, the Bullets netted the next two goals, including the fourth
of the game by Ben Sufrin, and the lead was back up to 12-6. Jumbo
sophomore Peter Whitney (Baltimore, MD, who had one goal
this season entering the game, scored his second of the day with
1:29 left in regulation to cap the scoring.
Sufrin finished with six points, adding two assists
to his four goals. Pat Vaughan made 10 saves in the Gettysburg net.
Bibby and Caple both added assists to their goals
for multiple-point games by the Jumbos. Sophomore goalie Matt
Harrigan (Darnestown, MD) had nine saves.