Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS KNOCK OFF #14 WESTERN NEW ENGLAND, 11-7
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Tufts 11, Western New England 7
At Springfield, MA
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
SPRINGFIELD -- The Tufts men's lacrosse team
earned its best win of the 2008 season so far with an 11-7 victory
over #14 Western New England College on Wednesday night under the
lights. Freshman Ryan Molloy (Setauket, NY) had three goals
and an assist, and junior Matt Harrigan (Damestown, MD) made
18 saves, as the Jumbos defeated a Golden Bears team that was one of
just two squads to beat Tufts during the regular season last spring.
Junior Clem McNally (Far Hills, NJ) also
netted three goals for the Jumbos, who improve to 5-3. Freshman
D.J. Hessler (Monkton, MD) contributed five assists in the win.
Tufts took a 1-0 lead in the opening period when
Molloy scored at the 3:57 mark with an assist from Hessler. WNEC
tied the contest just 40 seconds later on a goal by senior Mike
Kelly (Cheshire, CT) with an assist by senior Bryan Cofrin
(Londonderry, NH). Molloy tallied his second goal of the evening
with 1:45 left in the stanza as the Jumbos took a one-goal edge
after the opening quarter.
Tufts held a 4-1 advantage following a man-up goal
by senior Matt Caple ((Wellesley, MA) with 8:57 left in the
half before the Golden Bears scored three straight goals to tie the
contest at 4-4 at the 5:38 juncture. Tufts answered with three
consecutive goals for a 7-4 lead at intermission and then maintained
its edge the remainder of the game. The Jumbos out-shot the Golden
Bears by a 46-35 margin.
Freshman Joe O�Keefe (Branford, CT) led the Golden
Bears with two goals while Kelly finished with a goal and assist.
Senior Chris Body (Newtown, CT) stopped 16 shots.