Gabby Horner leads Tufts to upset victory against No. 8 Colby
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Senior co-captain Gabby Horner had five goals and two assists to lead four Tufts University players with three goals or more in the Jumbos' 16-14 upset win against eighth-ranked Colby College on Saturday.
Tufts moves to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play, while the Mules fall to 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the league.
Senior Eliza Halmo had six points on the day with three goals and three assists for the Jumbos. Freshman Annie Artz and junior Lindsey Walker also had three goals. Sophomore Caroline Ross had one goal and three assists, while Brigid Bowser added one goal and two assists.
Katharine Eddy had a game-high nine points on six goals and three assists for Colby. Lindsey McKenna added five goals and Abby Hatch had three assists.
The Mules had two leads of three goals or more in each half, but the Jumbos battled back each time. Colby led 6-3 in the opening half before Tufts scored four straight goals to take a 7-6 lead. The Mules needed a goal from Abby Hooper with 3:59 left to tie the game at seven at intermission.
Colby appeared to take control when McKenna went on a stunning scoring run. She scored four straight goals in a span of 3:43 to put the Mules up 11-7 with 24:09 to play. Eddy assisted on two of the goals, Hatch had one assist and McKenna scored the other goal on a free-position shot.
Horner tallied from Halmo less than a minute after McKenna's last goal and Artz scored from Ross with 21:52 left to cut the margin to 11-9.
Eddy scored Colby's last three goals of the game and put the Mules up 12-9 on an unassisted goal with 20:53 to go.
The Jumbos never wavered and went on a 4-0 scoring run to take a 13-12 margin. Halmo, Horner, Walker, and Artz scored the goals -- the last coming with 10:47 to play.
The Mules settled down and Eddy got her fifth of the game from Hatch with 7:51 to go to tie the contest at 13-13.
The Jumbos answered quickly on a nice run on the right side by Bowser for the lead. Bowser then assisted on a goal by Artz with 2:25 left for a 15-13 margin.
Eddy scored her final goal with 1:31 to play from Hooper, but the Jumbos won the key draw control and Ross closed out the scoring from Kelley Cohen with 23 seconds to go.
Artz also finished with two ground balls and two caused turnovers for the Jumbos. Bowser, Emily Wright, and Cohen all had four draw controls in a game where Tufts had an 18-14 advantage.
Gemma Bready had a game-high six draw controls for Colby. Brittany Chin had three ground balls.
Rachel Gallimore made five of her eight saves in the opening half for the Jumbos. Claire Dickson made six saves for Colby and Michelle Burt had no stops in the final 2:25.