Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS BOUNCE BACK WITH 14-9 VICTORY OVER
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Tufts 14, Endicott 9
At Medford, MA
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Game Box Score
|Sophomore Sean Kirwan scored two of his four
goals during the decisive second quarter
MEDFORD -- The #8 Tufts University men's lacrosse team scored six
unanswered goals at the start of the second quarter to take control
of the game, and the Jumbos eventually earned a 14-9 victory over
visiting Endicott College on Tuesday night at Bello Field.
With the win, Tufts improved to 11-1 and responded to their only
loss of the season at Connecticut College on Saturday. Junior
Ryan Molloy (Setauket, NY) and sophomore Sean Kirwan (Boonton
Township, NJ) each scored four goals to lead the Jumbos, who
finished their non-league schedule with a perfect 5-0 mark.
Endicott, which led 3-2 at the end of the first period, lost for
the third time in four games and fell to 8-7 overall. Seniors
Jonathan Prentice (Chelmsford, MA) and co-captain Brad Lipkvich (Madiston,
CT) led the Gulls with three goals each.
Lipkvich scored twice in the first period, including a goal with
four seconds remaining in the quarter to put Endicott up 3-2. Tufts
then tallied its six in a row in the second period, with two each by
Kirwan and junior D.J. Hessler (Monkton, MD). Junior Matt
Witko (Chappaqua, NY) ended the run with an unassisted goal at
6:30 and Tufts led 8-3.
EC scored the next two, including Lipkvich's third at 11:15 of
the third quarter to pull the visitors within 8-5. However, Tufts
spurted again with a four-goal stretch led by Molloy's two that gave
the Jumbos a 12-5 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
Prentice had all three of his goals in the fourth quarter for the
Gulls, but the margin was too much to overcome.
Witko added three goals and an assist to the Tufts attack, while
Hessler finished with two goals and three assists. Junior Nick
Rhoads (McLean, VA) won 15 of 25 face-offs, while senior
tri-captain Eytan Saperstein (Hewlett, NY) scooped up seven
ground balls on defense. Sophomore goalie Steve Foglietta
(Oceanside, NY) had four of his seven saves in the third
quarter. He was relieved in the fourth by freshman Tyler Page
(San Francisco, CA), who stopped three shots. The Jumbos earned
large advantages in shots (50-37) and ground balls (47-28) for the
Junior Jack Curtis (Chelmsford, MA) had two assists for Endicott,
while junior Robert Crossett (Katonah, NY) was impressive on defense
with six ground balls. Lipkvich had five ground balls in addition to
his offensive production. Under fire for most of the night, senior
co-captain Eric Hagarty (Sudbury, MA) made 17 saves for the Gulls,
including eight in the second period when Tufts outshot Endicott
Tufts hosts Middlebury College in NESCAC action on Saturday at 2
pm. Endicott College welcomes Salve Regina for a The Commonwealth
Coast Conference contest on Thursday at 4 pm.