No. 3 Tufts Moves Past Mustangs to Remain Unbeaten

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The third-ranked Tufts men's lacrosse team remained unbeaten as it posted a 19-7 non-conference victory against Stevenson at Mustang Stadium Tuesday evening.

  • Tufts (7-0) took a 1-0 lead 2:04 into the contest.
  • The Mustangs (1-6) evened things up 29 seconds later when Lewis Anania took a long pass from Joe Candon at midfield and scored his fourth goal of the season.
  • Two goals in a span of 32 seconds by the Jumbos gave them a 3-1 lead at the 11:37 mark.
  • Gray King scored his first goal of the season off a pass from Gray McKee at the 10:18 mark.  
  • McKee also assisted on a goal by Cam Leydig with 8:45 left in the opening frame to tie the game 3-3.
  • Tufts scored five straight goals in the final 5:08 of the quarter to take an 8-3 lead after one.

  • The guests scored four times in a span of 3:27 to increase their lead to 12-3 6:51 before intermission.
  • Shane Ford scored his second goal of the season with 27 ticks on the clock to stop the Mustang scoring drought.
  • Tufts scored as time expired to take a 13-4 lead into the break.
  • Stevenson outshot the Jumbos 13-11 in the period.

  • Tufts had all five of the quarter's goals.
  • Stevenson went into a man-up situation with 13 seconds left in the quarter that carried into the fourth.

  • Ford scored again with 11:27 remaining, with Ryan Coleman assisting on the tally.
  • Coleman then posted his first collegiate goal at the 9:19 mark.
  • JT Thelen registered a man-up goal with 8:09 on the clock, with Leydig registering the assist.
  • The Jumbos closed out the scoring with a goal at the 6:53 mark.

  • Tufts held a 51-39 shot advantage on the evening.
  • The Jumbos won 15-of-27 faceoffs.
  • Leydig led the Mustangs with a goal and two assists, while Ford notched two goals.
  • Coleman recorded a goal and an assist while McKee posted a pair of helpers.
  • Dominic DeFazio had six ground balls and three caused turnovers.
  • Jimmy Case also had two caused turnovers.
  • Ethan Christensen and Dylan Harris each had four ground balls as the Mustangs finished with 35 as compared to Tufts' 39.
  • Marc Poust played the final 39:47 in goal after relieving starter Sam Ross and made eight saves.
  • Candon's assist was the first of his career.
  • The Mustangs did not allow a man-up goal for the third straight game as Tufts went 0-2 with a man advantage.
  • Tufts goalie Joe Theuer played the first 51:51 and made 17 stops.

  • Stevenson is idle until next Wednesday, March 27, when it opens MAC Commonwealth play against Hood in a 7 pm contest at Mustang Stadium.