Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS COME BACK ON EPHS FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN,
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Tufts 13, Williams 9
At Williamstown, MA
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Game Box Score
|Jamie Atkins scored two timely goals for the
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Down 4-1 early and trailing 6-5 in the third
quarter, the Tufts University men's lacrosse team rallied for a 13-9
win at Williams College in NESCAC action on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore D.J. Hessler (Monkton, MD) and junior Jamie
Atkins (Concord, MA) both scored twice during a 7-1 Tufts run
from the third quarter into the fourth that put the game in their
Tied for 16th in this week's United States Intercollegiate
Lacrosse Association poll, Tufts improves to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in
the league. They currently share first place in NESCAC with Bowdoin.
The Jumbos were led by Hessler's three goals and two assists, senior
goalie Matt Harrigan's (Darnestown, MD) 12 saves and a 10 for
17 face-off performance by junior Mike Droesch (Setauket, NY).
Williams, which fell to 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the league, got
three goals and an assist from Matt Cranshaw and 12 saves by goalie
Sophomore Ryan Molloy (Setauket, NY) scored the first goal
for Tufts at 12:48, but Williams scored the next three including two
by David Hawley. The Jumbos pulled within 3-2 on a goal by Droesch,
but the Ephs closed the first quarter on Kevin Connolly's goal with
two seconds remaining to lead 4-2.
The Jumbos came back to tie the score at 5-5 by halftime with a
3-1 second period. Senior Peter Whitney's (Baltimore, MD)
goal with 1:31 left until intermission tied it. Tufts, which did not
commit a penalty in the game, failed to convert on three man-up
situations in the first 30 minutes.
Into the third, Cranshaw scored unassisted at 8:30 to give the
lead back to Williams at 6-5. However, the Jumbos responded in a big
way. Hessler scored two and assisted on the other as Tufts scored
three straight to lead 8-6 at 2:13. After Williams scored with 1:18
left in the third for an 8-7 score, Jumbo senior Kevin Williams
(Merrick, NY) netted a goal with 24 seconds remaining and the
Tufts lead was two again (9-7).
Williams' goal started a four-goal Tufts run that carried into
the fourth quarter. Capping the stretch was a Matt Witko
(Chappaqua, NY) tally that made it 12-7 Tufts. Senior
tri-captain Clem McNally (Far Hills, NJ) scored and assisted
during the 4-0 run. Late in the fourth, the Ephs sandwiched two
goals around Williams' second of the game for Tufts to finish up the
The teams were very even statistically, with shots deadlocked at
38-38 and Tufts holding a slight 44-40 margin in ground balls. The
Jumbos won 15 out of 26 face-offs.
Tufts hosts a non-league game against Mount Ida on Monday.
Williams plays next when they travel to Roanoke on Wednesday.