Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
SEVEN GOALS FROM MCNALLY LEAD TUFTS TO 14-9
NESCAC WIN OVER COLBY
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Tufts 14, Colby 9
At Medford, MA
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Game Box Score
|Clem McNally scored seven goals for the
second time in his career
MEDFORD -- Senior tri-captain Clem McNally (Far
Hills, NJ) matched his career high with seven goals as the Tufts
University men's lacrosse team scored a 14-9 victory over an upstart
Colby College team in NESCAC play on Saturday afternoon at Bello
Tufts (3-0, 2-0 NESCAC) scored the first four goals
of the game, but had to fend off a comeback by Colby (2-1, 1-1
NESCAC). The Jumbo lead was only 5-3 at the half and 9-7 after three
quarters, but the hosts scored the first five goals of the fourth
period to put the game away.
McNally added an assist for an eight-point game. He
previously scored seven goals in a NESCAC game against Bates on
April 30, 2007. The total is the third-most in a game in Tufts
history. Sophomore Ryan Molloy (Setauket, NY) added three
goals and an assist to the Jumbo attack and classmate D.J.
Hessler (Monkton, MD) finished with a goal and three assists.
Senior goaltender Matt Harrigan (Darnestown, MD) played well
in goal with 11 saves against Colby.
Colby at least matched Tufts in possession time, won
the ground-ball battle 40-26 and got three quarters of face-off
dominance from sophomore Craig Bunker (Topsfield, MA). Junior
Whit McCarthy (Darien, CT) and sophomore Mark Squicciarino
(Titusville, NJ) scored three times each for the Mules. Senior
tri-captain Caddy Brooks (Darien, CT) had two goals with an
assist and senior Alex Farmer (Madison, CT) made 12 saves in
Tufts led 4-0 early in the second period, with
McNally scoring twice and Hessler setting up two goals. Colby came
back by scoring three of the next four, including a goal and an
assist by Brooks.
Into the third, the Jumbos regained the momentum
with three straight goals, two by McNally, to lead 8-3 with 8:49
remaining. The Mules rallied again, scoring four times over the
final 7:41 of the third to make it a two-goal game entering the
fourth. McCarthy scored three of the four goals by visitors.
Sophomore Matt Witko (Chappaqua, NY) got the
five-goal run to start the fourth period going for Tufts at 9:54 for
a 10-7 advantage. Just 24 seconds later, McNally gave the hosts a
four-goal cushion (11-7). Hessler, Molloy and McNally added three
more goals to up the Jumbo lead to 14-7 with 3:51 remaining. Brooks
and Squicciarino scored the last two Colby goals for the 14-9 final.
Bunker had schooled the Jumbos on face-offs for the
first three quarters, winning 15 out of 19. However, in the fourth,
with the game on the line, Jumbos Mike Droesch (Setauket, NY)
and Nick Rhoads (McLean, VA) combined to win five out of
eight draws. Droesch finished with seven wins for Tufts, while
Bunker was 18 for 26 on the afternoon. Three ground balls apiece by
McNally and Hessler led Tufts, while Brooks and freshman Jon
McIvor (Sudbury, MA) scooped up four for the Mules.
Tufts takes its spring break trip next and will play
at #14 Haverford on Tuesday (Mar. 17) in Pennsylvania. Colby hosts
Wheaton College on Tuesday.