Tufts vs. Williams
April 8, 2006
The Game Story:
MEDFORD - The Tufts University men's lacrosse team took a 12-9
NESCAC win over Williams College on Bello Field Saturday. The Jumbos
were led by two goals apiece from Mark Warner (Wading River, NY),
Brett Holm (Longmeadow, MA), Mike O'Brien (Concord, MA) and Michael
Hughes (Branford, CT).

Tufts darted to a 3-0 lead less than five minutes into the game, but
Williams rallied with four unanswered goals for a 4-3 advantage at
the end of the first period. Tufts (7-2 overall, 3-1 NESCAC)
out-scored the Ephs (3-4, 1-3) 3-1 in the second period to lead 6-5
at the half. Warner's goals late in the second period and early in
the third put Tufts ahead for good.

However, Williams would keep it close. Sophomore Dixon Hargrove
(Wallingford, PA) scored at 9:05 of the third to cut the Jumbo lead
to 7-6. After Hughes and Holm scored for Tufts, a goal by Williams
senior James Lee (Darien, CT) closed the gap to 9-7 at the end of
three.

After the teams traded goals early in the fourth, it was still only
a two-goal game (10-8). However, goals by Chris Connelly (Wilton,
CT) and Holm just eight seconds apart gave the hosts some breathing
room with a 12-8 advantage at the 4:13 mark. The Tufts defense would
close it down from there, with only one more Williams goal added to
the scoreboard.

Lee was the game-high scorer with three goals and an assist for four
points to lead Williams. Tim Pingree (Boston, MA) added two goals to
the Eph attack. Rob Hawkins (Marblehead, MA) stopped 10 shots in the
Williams cage. Brian Morrissey (Winchester, MA) had five ground
balls.

Senior co-captain Rory Doucette (Merrick, NY) won 13 of 19 face-offs
for Tufts and had a remarkable 12 ground balls. Freshman goalie Matt
Harrigan (Darnestown, MD) finished with nine saves.