BEVERLY, Mass. – The Tufts University men's lacrosse team defeated Endicott, 12-11, in overtime on Tuesday night at Hempstead Stadium.
|Shanks scored the game-winning goal in overtime.|
Trailing 11-10 with under 1:30 left to play in regulation, Jumbos' (10-0) sophomore attack Matt Treiber evened up the score with a great individual effort at the 1:26 mark when he sprinted around the cage and found space near the right post for his 18th goal of the season.
Tufts used a balanced effort to come away with the win as Andrew Seiter, Danny Murphy, Ben Connelly, Treiber, and Shanks all scored two goals apiece. Garrett Samuelson and John Cordrey both found the back of the net once. Mason Pollack turned away seven shots to improve to 7-0 on the season.
Endicott (3-8) was led offensively by Will Clark who had three goals and three assists for six points (all career-highs). The Gulls also received a pair of goals from Ben Clark, Jack Sutherland and A.J. MacDonald and solo tallies via Derek Yannone and Kenneth Speak to round out the scoring in the loss. In goal, Patrick Dean shined once again for the Gulls making 12 saves, which included three big stops in the fourth quarter that allowed Endicott to go up one goal on two separate occasions.
Tonight's game featured five ties and two lead changes. Endicott trailed by as many as three goals (7-4) with 4:24 to play in the first half, but outscored the Jumbos 7-3 from that point on up until 12:07 of the fourth. Kenny Wallace served as Endicott's honorary captain as part of tonight's Team IMPACT game.
Endicott hosts Gordon College tomorrow at 7 PM. Tufts welcomes Amherst to its campus this Saturday at 1 PM.
Release courtesy of Endicott Athletics.