No. 6 Colby downs No. 10 Tufts
Eddy scores game-winning goal to propel the Mules to victory
CLERMONT, Fla. -- No. 6 Colby stayed unbeaten at 6-0 overall after darting out to an early lead and then hung on to defeat No. 10 Tufts 11-10 on Friday afternoon.
The Mules improve to 3-0 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
Tufts (4-1 overall, 2-1 NESCAC) fell behind 9-2 at one point in the first half, but scored with less than five seconds remaining in the half to make it 9-3. The Jumbos used that momentum and scored seven goals in the second half.
After Colby took a 10-6 lead with 19:54 to play, Tufts chipped away with four unanswered goals to tie the game with 7:59 to play. Colby's Katharine Eddy scored the game-winning goal with 4:31 to play.
Lindsey McKenna finished with four goals and one assist to lead the Mules. In just six games into her second year at Colby, McKenna has 59 goals and seven assists for 66 points.
Junior All-American Kate Pistel finished with two goals and two assists, while leading scorer Eddy had two goals and one assist. Eddy has 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points after finishing with 20 points in her first year with the Mules last season. Tess Petesch also had two goals, Katie Griffin added one goal, and tri-captain Lane McVey dished one assist.
Kerry Eaton had a game-high five goals, while Kate Applegate added two goals. Lara Kozin finished with one goal and one assist, while Tufts received single goals from Kelly Hyland, Sterling Champion, and one assist from Meg Boland.
Colby goaltender Claire Dickson stopped six shots, while Tufts keeper Tess Shapanka made eight stops.
Junior defender Kat McCarrick had three caused turnovers and three ground balls, while Claire Donegan had two caused turnovers and three ground balls. Lisa Hoopes had two caused turnovers and two ground balls, Kirsten Karis had two draw controls and two ground balls, and Eddy and McKenna each had three draw controls.