Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
GINSBERG'S THREE GOALS LEAD JUMBOS PAST WILLIAMS,
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Tufts 7, Williams 4
At Medford, MA
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Game Box Score
MEDFORD -- Senior Connor Ginsberg (New Haven, CT)
scored three goals as the #7 Tufts men's lacrosse team opened its
NESCAC schedule with a 7-4 victory over Williams College at home on
Bello Field Saturday afternoon.
The Jumbos (3-0, 1-0 NESCAC) had a 3-1 lead at
halftime, but Williams (0-2, 0-2) dominated possession in the third
quarter and scored three times for a 4-4 tie heading into the
fourth. The Jumbos scored three times in the final period and
blanked the Ephs for the 7-4 final. Freshman D.J. Hessler
(Monkton, MD), junior Kevin Williams (Merrick, NY) and
Ginsberg scored the fourth-period goals for Tufts.
Williams College received an excellent effort from
junior goalie Michael Gerbush (Glen Head, NY), who finished with 17
saves. He had seven in the first period, when Tufts took a 2-0 lead.
Ginsberg opened the scoring and sophomore Jamie Atkins (Concord,
MA) also tallied. Tufts was up 3-0 in the second quarter on a
goal by Patrick Devine (Braintree, MA) before Williams scored
its first goal by senior Michael Lewen (Pittsburgh, PA) at 9:50 of
the second quarter.
Freshman Corey Jacobs (Somers, CT) was strong on
face-offs all day for the Ephs, finishing 10 for 15. He was 4 for 5
in the third quarter when the Ephs made a game of it. Goals by Kevin
Connolly (Simsbury, CT) and David Hawley (New Canaan, CT) tied the
score at 3-3 with 6:05 left in the quarter. Ginsberg scored to put
Tufts up 4-3, but the lead was short-lived as Jacobs went down and
scored after winning the draw.
The victory avenges Tufts' loss to Williams last
season, their only defeat in conference play. Senior quad-captain
Tucker Merrigan (Greenfield, MA) continued to be a leader on and
off the field for the Jumbos, scooping up four ground balls to lead
the team. Junior Matt Harrigan (Darnestown, MD) stopped four
shots in a winning effort.
Hawley had a game-high 10 shots for Williams, while
five ground balls by Jacobs was also the game's best mark.