Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
SIXTH-RANKED TUFTS REMAINS UNBEATEN WITH 14-11
VICTORY AT WESLEYAN
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Tufts 14, Wesleyan (CT) 11
At Middletown, CT
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Game Box Score
|Junior Alec Bialosky scored during a key
five-goal run for the Jumbos
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Tufts University, ranked sixth nationally in
Division III, scored five unanswered goals in a span of just 4:21
late in the third period, breaking a 7-7 tie with Wesleyan
University, and went on to claim a 14-11 NESCAC road victory
Saturday afternoon. Tufts avenged a 14-10 loss to Wesleyan the last
time the squads met in Middlebury, Vermont last May in the NESCAC
tournament title game.
Tufts trailed only once in the game, 1-0, before moving ahead
5-2. Wesleyan battled back to tie it 5-5, 6-6 and 7-7 before the
decisive Jumbo run that made it 12-7 heading into the final 15
minutes. Junior D.J. Hessler (Monkton, MD), who finished the
game with three goals for Tufts, used a run from behind the net to
score at the 5:18 mark of the third period to give Tufts the lead
for good. That ignited the 5-0 Jumbo stretch as junior Matt Witko
(Chappaqua, NY) added an unassisted tally at 3:57, followed by
the third goal of the game by junior Ryan Molloy (Setauket, NY)
at 2:20. He caught a swift pass from sophomore Sean Kirwan
(Boonton Township, NJ) on the right side and put it home.
Long-pole junior Alec Biolsky (Moreland, OH) netted the next
Jumbo goal just 15 seconds later and the flurry ended on Witko�s
second goal with :57 remaining in the frame.
The Cardinals outscored the Jumbos 4-2 in the final period, but
never got closer than three goals, the final margin. Wesleyan was
led by the three-goal effort of senior Lonny Blumenthal while
long-pole junior Gabe Kelley scoring twice along with sophomores
John Froats and Teddy Citrin.
In addition to his three goals, Hessler added four assists for a
seven-point afternoon, bringing his team-high season totals to 16
goals and 16 assists for 32 points. Kirwan had two goals along with
his assist for three Jumbo points.
Both teams will be in mid-week NESCAC action for their next
outings as Tufts visits Bates Tuesday (Apr. 6), while Wesleyan
travels to Trinity Wednesday (Apr. 7).
Game release courtesy of Wesleyan University.