Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS TAKE DOWN #11 HAVERFORD COLLEGE ON THE
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Tufts 13, Haverford 10
At Haverford, PA
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Game Box Score
|Senior Andrew Giocondi scored the first
goal of his career in the game
HAVERFORD, Pa. -- In a battle between ranked teams at Swan Field,
the No. 11 Haverford College men's lacrosse team lost to No. 16
Tufts University, 13-10, on Tuesday afternoon. The Jumbos built a
four-goal lead after one period that Haverford could not rebound
Tufts (4-0) got on the board with two goals less than three
minutes a part early in the opening period from senior tri-captain
Clem McNally (Far Hills, NJ) and sophomore Ryan Malloy
(Setauket, NY). The Jumbos scored again at the 6:25 mark before
HC finally got on the board on a Max Hjelm goal with 2:43 remaining.
McNally and sophomore D.J. Hessler (Monkton, MD) scored
before the quarter ended for a 5-1 Jumbos lead.
Both teams traded goals to open the second period, but Haverford
made a run to get within two goals before halftime as Brian
Fleishhacker scored two goals just over a minute a part on assists
from Hjelm and Zack Cohen to make the score 6-4 at the half.
The Fords kept their streak going in the third period as Travis
Gregory fed Phillip Valliant to make it a one-goal game. The game
went scoreless for nearly seven minutes until the Jumbos went on a
run that broke the game open. Tufts scored five straight goals
starting at the 3:59 mark of the third period and ending at 12:08 in
the fourth. Hessler netted three of those goals to make the score
Valliant broke the string of bad luck for Haverford, scoring with
7:03 remaining on an assist from Cohen. Tufts answered right back 11
seconds later and then again 40 seconds after the second goal. HC
continued to play hard until the final buzzer, scoring four times in
the final 5:32, but it was not enough in the end.
Tufts was led by Hessler's five goals. Molloy netted two goals
and two assists. Jumbo senior goalkeeper Matt Harrigan (Darnestown,
MD) made nine stops.
Hjelm led the Fords with four goals while Fleishhacker added two.
Cohen set up his teammates well with four assists on the day. Joe
Banno made 10 saves for Haverford in 56 minutes in goal.
Tufts returns home to face Williams College in a NESCAC game on
the road Saturday. Haverford travels to Alexandria, Va. on Saturday
to face Hampden-Sydney College.