Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
#9 JUMBOS OPEN 2008 SEASON WITH 12-3 WIN OVER
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Tufts 12, Skidmore 3
At Medford, MA
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Game Box Score
|Senior quad-captain Tucker Merrigan and the
whole Tufts defense dominated against Skidmore
MEDFORD -- Freshman D.J. Hessler (Monkton, MD)
scored four goals with two assists and the Tufts defense had a
dominating effort as the ninth-ranked Jumbos men's lacrosse team
opened its 2008 season with a 12-3 win over Skidmore College on a
cold and rainy Saturday afternoon at Bello Field.
Tufts (1-0) darted to a 5-0 lead after the first
period and had advantages of 7-1 at halftime and 11-1 after three
quarters. Through 45 minutes of play, Tufts had more goals (11) than
Skidmore had shots (10). The Jumbos got seven saves from junior
goalie Matt Harrigan (Darnestown, MD) and four ground balls
by senior defenseman Tucker Merrigan (Greenfield, MA).
Skidmore (1-1) scored its first goal with a second
left in a man-up opportunity at 11:01 of the second period.
Sophomore Rob Lutin (Port Washington, NY) had the goal to make it
5-1 at the time. The Thoroughbreds tacked on two more goals in the
final three minutes of the game after Harrigan had been replaced,
including Lutin's second.
Six different goal scorers helped Tufts to its 7-1
halftime lead, with Hessler tallying twice. Junior middie Chase
Bibby (Marblehead, MA) scored the first two goals of the second
half to put Tufts up 9-1. With Hessler's third and the first
collegiate goal by sophomore Zach Sadoff (Massapequa, NY),
the Jumbos had a 10-goal lead entering the final period.
After a slow start, Jumbo sophomore Mike Droesch
(Setauket, NY) was outstanding on face-offs. He finished 13 for
19 after a 2 for 6 first quarter. His seven ground balls matched
Skidmore's Scott Grillo (Wellesley, MA) for the game high.
Skidmore's Lutin had eight shots for the most in the
game, while sophomore Patrick Devine (Braintree, MA) led the
hosts with seven. Tufts finished with a 49-21 advantage in shots
after the Thoroughbreds put 11 towards the cage in the fourth
quarter. Skidmore goalie John Capitani (Garden City, NY) finished
with 12 saves in 60 minutes.