|Hartford, Conn. – Senior co-captain Alec Bialosky (Moreland Hills, Ohio) scored four goals to lead the Tufts University Jumbos over the Trinity College Bantams, 18-10 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's lacrosse action this afternoon on Jesse/Miller Field. Trinity, ranked No. 3 in New England and No. 14 in the nation, falls to 8-1, while the Jumbos, ranked No. 1 in the nation, stay perfect at 9-0 and take over sole possession of first place in the NESCAC.|
Tufts and Trinity traded the first six goals of the game, battling to an even 3-3 tie midway through the first period. Tufts closed the period on a 3-1 run, leading 6-4 at the first intermission. The second period was quiet until the 6:41 mark when Trinity sophomore Nick Shaheen (Williamsburg, Mass.) scored to bring the Bantams back within a goal. Tufts responded with a 4-0 run to end the half with a 10-5 lead.
Trinity and Tufts traded two goals apiece midway through the third, before Trinity ended the period with three straight goals in two minutes, including two in the final 50 seconds. Holding on to a two-goal lead, Tufts killed the Trinity momentum heading into the final period, with a goal by Bialosky just 50 seconds in. Tufts strung off five more goals in the period to walk away with the game.
Tufts junior Kevin McCormick (Laytonsville, Md.) scored a hat trick for the Jumbos, while Shaheen and senior Luis Fernandes (Palm Beach, Fla.) led Trinity with two goals apiece. Junior Peter Johnson (Riverside, Conn.) made 18 stops in net for the Bantams, while freshman Patton Watkins (Chattanooga, Tenn.) also made 18 saves for the Jumbos. Tufts outshot Trinity 50-45 in the game.