Colby vs. Tufts
April 5, 2008
The Game Story:
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Tufts University scored four goals in the final 1:03 of the second quarter to go ahead 8-3 at halftime on the way to a 13-8 victory over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference men's lacrosse play Saturday at Bill Alfond Field.

Colby (5-3, 2-3 NESCAC) had cut the Jumbos' lead to 4-3 when Todd Boertzel (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) scored with 1:17 remaining. Tufts (6-3, 3-2) had four players score the four goals with 1:03, 38.4, 20.8, and 2.8 left to intermission.

The key to the run was sophomore Mike Droesch (Setauket, N.Y.), who won four straight face-offs to give Tufts the possessions. Droesch had a huge game with 13 ground balls and a 16-for-22 advantage in face-offs over his opponent.

The Jumbos scored the next three goals in the third quarter to pull away for good. D.J. Hessler (Monktown, Md.) had two goals and four assists for Tufts.

Drew Piekarski (East Sandwich, Mass.) led the Mules with three goals, while Whit McCarthy (Darien, Conn.) had two goals and one assist. Caddy Brooks (Darien, Conn.) and Boertzel both had one goal and one assist.

Matt Harrigan (Damestown, Md.) played 56 minutes in goal for the Jumbos and made 11 saves. Alex Farmer (Madison, Conn.) stopped 15 shots for Colby.