MEDFORD, Mass. – The Tufts University men's lacrosse team secured their second conference win of the season with a 20-6 victory over Colby College Saturday afternoon at Bello Field.
|Murphy leads the Jumbos with 22 points so far this season.|
The Jumbos (4-0, 2-0 NESCAC) scored at least 20 goals for the third time in four games. Danny Murphy led Tufts with three goals and three assists. A handful of Jumbos had two goals each including Andrew Seiter, Matt Treiber, Frank Hattler, and Nick Shanks. Seiter also picked up two assists and Hattler had one. Evan Cunningham, James Firpo, and Henry Hollen combined to win 17-of-29 face offs for Tuft. Cunningham had a game-high six ground balls and also scored his first collegiate goal.
C.J. Hassan scored two of the Mules' (1-2, 1-2 NESCAC) goals, while Riley Bergstrom, Tucker Dietrick, Carter Vickers, and Scott Miller all had one apiece. Dietrick, and Billy Jacobs each had one assist and Teddy Fenton had two.
The Jumbos opened the game on a 10-0 run that extended all the way to five minutes remaining in the second quarter. In those ten goals, Murphy had a hand in half of them, scoring three times and assisting twice. They were 3-for-3 in man up opportunities in that stretch with Hattler, Treiber, and Griffin Johnson scoring.
Hassan scored a man up goal for Colby with two minutes left in the half, but then Shanks fought through the defense and scored an unassisted goal to end the first half at 11-1.
The Mules were the first to score in the second half when Dietrick found the back of the net, but that's the only damage they would do in the third quarter. The Jumbos finished the frame on a 4-0 run.
Bryce Adam opened the final quarter for the Jumbos with a twisting shot and goal as he came from behind the net for the fourth goal of his freshman season. The Mules would score a few more times, but so would the Jumbos with the game well in hand. The final goal of the game came from Cunningham after he won a faceoff with just over a minute remaining and tore through the defense all the way from midfield and found the back of the net in stride.
Robert Treiber started his first game of the season for Tufts and made five saves and allowed only two goals in his 45 minutes played. On the other end, C.J. Layton had 13 saves for the Mules. Both teams were pretty successful on clears with Tufts going 18-for-19 and Colby 14-for-17.
The Jumbos will be in action again on Tuesday when they travel to Stevenson, while Colby will host Husson on Wednesday.
Written by Curtis Stoychoff, Athletic Communications Intern