Bates 12, Tufts 11 (OT)
BATES MEN RALLY TO DROP TUFTS, 12-11, IN OT
LEWISTON, Maine Bates junior M Jeff Critchlow (Carlisle, Mass.) scored 18 seconds into overtime to give Bates a 12-11 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's lacrosse victory over the visiting Tufts University Jumbos today. Critchlow led all scorers with four goals and tied for game-high honors with five points as the Bobcats improved to 7-4 overall and 3-3 in the NESCAC.
Tufts (6-5, 3-4 NESCAC) led 10-4 after three quarters and was up 11-6 on senior M Jack Palmer's (Vestal, N.Y.) unassisted goal with 5:40 left in regulation. The Bobcats answered by scoring the last five goals of regulation, including the equalizer from senior M Patrick Gaughan (Duxbury, Mass.) with three seconds remaining. Bates rookie Greg Leonard (Manlius, N.Y.) won the first face-off in overtime cleanly. Bates coach Peter Lasagna called timeout. Critchlow took the ball out of the time out, rushed the net, and scored on a low bounce shot. Bates improved to 2-1 in overtime games and 6-0 at home. Senior Jack Sandler (Hicksville, N.Y.) added two goals and two assist for the Bobcats.
Jumbo rookie attack Bryan Griffin (West Islip, N.Y.) had three goals and two assists to match Critchlow for game-high point honors. Tufts senior goalkeeper Kirk Lutwyler (Ridgewood, N.J.) made 16 saves in net.
Team 1 2 3 4 OT Tufts (6-5, 3-4 NESCAC) 3 3 4 1 0 -- 7 Bates (7-4, 3-3 NESCAC) 1 1 2 7 1 -- 10 GOALS BAT: Jeff Critchlow 4, Jack Sandler 2, Peter Friedman 2, Patrick Gaughan 2, Scott Duddy, Dan Ross. TUF: Bryan Griffin 3, Jack Palmer 2, Jon Zissi 2, Alex Kerwin 2, David Supple, Devin Clarke. ASSISTS BAT: Scott Frost 2, Sandler 2, Dave Frederick, John Saunders, Critchlow. TUF: Griffin 2, Tom Mulcahy, Palmer. GOALTENDING BAT: Mark Dobbyn, 61 Min, 7 SV, 11 GA. TUF: Kirk Lutwyler, 61 Min, 16 SV, 12 GA. TEAM STATS Shots: BAT, 40-24. Face-offs: BAT, 17-10. Penalties: BAT, 2-1:00. TUF, 4-2:30. Extra-man offense: BAT, 3-4. TUF, 1-2.