April 22, 2001  

Contact: Adam Levin
Phone: (207) 786-6411


Bates 11, Tufts 10
at Medford, Mass.


MEDFORD, Mass. —Junior Jack Sandler (Hicksville, N.Y.) scored 2:11 into overtime to lift the visiting Bates College Bobcats to an 11-10 victory over the Tufts University Jumbos in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon.

Bates led 10-8 after senior tri-captain Aaron Sells (Brookline, Mass.) scored his third goal of the game with 4:11 left to play in regulation. Jumbo senior co-captain Dan Kollar (Middle Island, N.Y.) scored at 2:38 to cut the gap to one, then junior Jon Zissi (Winchester, Mass.) scored with just 13 seconds left to tie the score at 10-10. In overtime, a Tufts penalty put Bates a man up, but the Bobcats did not convert. The Bobcats kept possession though, and got the ball inside to Sandler for the game-winner.

The Jumbos led 2-1 after one quarter with junior co-captain David Supple (Rowayton, Conn.) contributing a goal and an assist in the first 15 minutes. Bates evened the score at 3-3 by halftime on the first of junior Dave Frederick's (West Hartford, CT) three goals with 4:32 to go until the break. Bates took a 6-5 advantage with three goals in the third quarter, including one by sophomore goalkeeper Mark Dobbyn (Warren, R.I.) that gave the Bobcats a 5-4 edge at 7:21.

The decisive fourth quarter featured nine goals. After Tufts tied the game at 6-6, Bates scored the next two to lead 8-6 on Sandler's first goal at 13:01. The Jumbos came back to tie the score at 8-8 with goals 12 seconds apart by Supple and freshman Matt Malatesta (Winchester, MA) at 10:24. Frederick and Sells scored to give Bates a 10-8 margin before the Jumbos battled back to send the game into OT.

Four different players scored two goals each for Tufts, which got 17 saves (11 in the second half) by junior Kirk Lutwyler (Ridgewood, N.J.). Dobbyn, who charged down the field untouched to score his goal, had 14 saves for Bates.

                        1 2 3 4 OT    F	
Bates (5-5, 2-4 NESCAC) 1 2 3 4  1 = 11
Tufts (7-5, 3-4 NESCAC) 2 1 2 5  0 = 10

Goals: T, Brian Hwang 2, Dan Kollar 2, David Supple 2, Jon Zissi 2,
Brian Cunningham, Matt Malatesta; B, Aaron Sells 3, Dave Frederick 3,
Jack Sandler 2, Jeff Critchlow, Mark Dobbyn, Matt Winterle.

Assists: T, Alex Kerwin 3, Hwang, Jack Palmer, Kollar, Palmer, Zissi; B,
Sandler, Sells, Winterle.

Saves: T, Kirk Lutwyler 17; B, Mark Dobbyn 14.
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