Tufts vs. Endicott
March 20, 2006
The Game Story:
BEVERLY -- Visiting Tuffts University scored three goals in the fourth quarter to break open a tied game en route to 7-5 victory over Endicott College Monday afternoon at Endicott Stadium in non-conference men’s lacrosse action.

The Jumbos put six different goal scorers on the board to remain unbeaten at 3-0. Michael Hughes (Branford, CT) recorded two goals in the victory while Billy Granger (Setuaket, NY) dished out two assists.

Endicott saw its record dip to 1-3 – all three losses came to New England Small College Athletic Conference teams – despite Kevin Lally’s (Derry, NH) four assists.

The Jumbos led 2-1 after one quarter and 4-3 at intermission, but Endicott's Josh Gilbert (Simsbury, CT/Simsbury) tied the contest at 4-4 with just over a minute played in the third quarter. That would be the only goal of the quarter for either side as EC’s Ryan Walsh (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth) turned aside seven shots in the third and finished with 26 stops in all.

Tufts broke the tie six minutes into the fourth quarter on a Connor Ginsberg (New Haven, CT) goal and took a commanding 7-4 cushion with 5:56 to play in regulation on back-to-back goals by Mark Warner (Wading River, NY) and Hughes.

Endicott answered the Jumbos rally 1:05 later when Lally handed out his fourth assist to Burt Fahy (Needham, MA), cutting the lead to 7-5. That would be as close as Endicott would get, however, as Tufts found a way to control the ball and drain the final minutes off the clock.

Tufts goaltender Matt Harrigan (Darnestown, MD) made 10 stops in earning the win while face-off man Rory Doucette (Merrick, NY) scored a goal, won nine face-offs and scooped up eight ground balls.

Endicott’s other scorers were Brandon Dube (Danvers, MA), Parker Sowles (Cumberland, ME) and Andrew Harding (Niskayuna, NY).

The Gulls will MIT Wednesday (4:00 PM) while Tufts will travel to Roanoke Wednesday (3:00 PM).