No. 6 Colby Edges No. 10 Tufts to Stay Unbeaten

CLERMONT, Fla. -- Sixth-ranked Colby stayed unbeaten at 6-0 overall after darting out to a big early lead and then hanging on for an 11-10 win over 10th-ranked Tufts on Friday at the National Training Center.

The Mules improve to 3-0 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Since the league started a playoff system in 2001, Colby's longest winning streak to start the season also was six games in 2010. The Mules, who fell to Trinity to end that 2010 streak at six, will play host to Husson on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. for a chance at their seventh win in a row.

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 (Cheshire, Conn.) scored the game-winning goal with 4:31 to play.

Lindsey McKenna (Fairfield, Conn.) 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 (Amherst, Mass.) 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 (Rockville, Md.) also had two goals, Katie Griffin (Duxbury, Mass.) added one goal, and tri-captain Lane McVey (Bronxville, N.Y.) dished one assist.

Kerry Eaton (Norfolk, Mass.) had a game-high five goals, while Kate Applegate (Chadds Ford, Pa.) added two goals. Lara Kozin (Suffern, N.Y.) finished with one goal and one assist, while Tufts received single goals from Kelly Hyland (Acton, Mass.), Sterling Champion (Lighthouse Point, Fla.), and one assist from Meg Boland (New Canaan, Conn.).

Colby goaltender Claire Dickson (Darien, Conn.) stopped six shots, while Tufts keeper Tess Shapanka (Sudbury, Mass.) made eight stops.

Junior defender Kat McCarrick (Wellesley, Mass.) had three caused turnovers and three ground balls, while Claire Donegan (Great Falls, Va.) had two caused turnovers and three ground balls. Lisa Hoopes (Ipswich, Mass.) had two caused turnovers and two ground balls, Kirsten Karis (Southborough, Mass.) had two draw controls and two ground balls, and Eddy and McKenna each had three draw controls.


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