WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College men's lacrosse team had a 7-3 scoring advantage over third-ranked Tufts University in the final three quarters, but the Jumbos led 7-0 after one quarter and held on for a 10-7 NESCAC win Saturday at Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium.
Colby goalie C.J. Layton stopped 19 shots, including seven in both the first and third quarters.
Besides the strong defense and Layton's clutch saves, the Mules did not take a penalty in the game. Meanwhile, Colby went 2-for-6 with the man-up.
Danny Murphy scored two goals, including one with just three seconds left in the first quarter, and had one assist during the opening period. Ben Connelly finished with one goal and two assists during the run. Michael Mattson, Zach Richman, John Cordrey, and Lucas Johnson also tallied.
Colby held the Jumbos without a goal for 29:54 to cut the gap to 7-4. Don Vivian tallied 2:14 into the third quarter and Sayre got his second of three goals on the day with 1:49 remaining.
The Mules, though, refused to give up and scored three straight goals to cut the lead to 9-7 with 7:16 to play. Sayre scored with 12:21 remaining, Don Vivian scored on a blast from Dietrick with 10:13 to play, and Cillian Connor scored on the man-up from Lane Kadish for Colby's final score.
The Mules did have one more chance with the man-up with 2:28 remaining, but could not convert.
Tyler Olney had a big day defensive day with three caused turnovers and six ground balls for the Jumbos. Tyler Carbone added three caused turnovers and two ground balls, while Connor Landsale had two caused turnovers and one ground ball.
Ben Shmerler played the opening half and made five saves for Tufts. Treiber played the final 30 minutes and made six stops.