Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
TUFTS COMES BACK ON SKIDMORE FOR 15-10 WIN AT
HOFSTRA'S SHUART STADIUM
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Tufts 15, Skidmore 10
At Hempstead, NY
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Game Box Score
|Sophomore Kevin McCormick led the Tufts
comeback in the third quarter
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Trailing 6-2 after one period and 9-7 at halftime, the
ninth ranked Tufts University men's lacrosse team rallied to win
15-10 against Skidmore College on Wednesday night under the lights
at Hofstra University's Shuart Stadium. Coach Mike Daly's Jumbos,
traveling on spring break, remain undefeated (4-0) in 2010 with the
The Jumbos out-scored the Thoroughbreds 8-1 in the
second half to get control of the game. Sophomore Kevin McCormick
(Laytonsville, MD) scored twice and had an assist in the third
quarter to give Tufts a 10-9 lead. In the fourth, Tufts got goals
from five different players to put away the win. Junior goalie Bryan Petillo
(Holbrook, NY), who had entered for the third quarter, made four
of his six saves in the fourth.
Junior D.J. Hessler (Monkton, MD) and
McCormick both finished with two goals and two assists for the 'Bos,
while junior Ryan Molloy (Setauket, NY) had a goal and three
assists. Sophomore Sean Kirwin (Boonton Township, NJ) had
three goals. Matt Levesque and Rob Lutin both had three goals for
Skidmore, which dropped to 4-2.
The Thoroughbreds scored twice in the last 11
seconds of the first period to take a 6-2 advantage. Levesque and
Cory Barkoff both had a pair of goals in the first 15 minutes. Tufts
got the next three in a row to start the second, with a goal and an
assist by Molloy, and it was 6-5. Barkoff assisted back-to-back
goals by Skidmore late in the third to give them a 9-6 lead, but
senior tri-captain Mike Droesch (Setauket, NY) scored with
1:10 to go until halftime to pull the Jumbos within 9-7.
Sophomore Nick Rhoads (McLean, VA) won 14
face-offs, had 10 ground balls, and scored a goal and an assist for
Tufts. Junior long-stick middie Alec Bialosky (Moreland Hills,
OH) scooped up six ground balls for the winners, who won that
battle 49-44 overall. Tufts also had a 42-38 edge in shots.
Ryan Paradis won 12 face-offs and had 10 ground
balls for Skidmore. Jacques Ward added six ground balls. Flip
Bongaerts made seven saves in the Thoroughbred goal.
Tufts returns home to host a NESCAC game against
Williams College on Saturday at 1 pm. Skidmore is off for a week
before playing at RPI next Wednesday (Mar. 31).