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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 22, 2012
SOMERVILLE, Mass. --- The Colby College defense and goalkeeper Cody Funkhouser once again were tough in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game during the Mules' 0-0 overtime tie with 22nd-ranked Tufts University on Saturday.
Shortly before the half, senior Andrew Meisel (Newtown, Conn.) lobbed an intercepted Jumbo crossing pass over charging Tufts goalkeeper Wyatt Zeller (Sea Ranch Lakes, Fla). The ball floated over the crossbar and landed behind the Tufts goal.
The Mules came out blazing in the second half taking two shots in the first minute of play. Colby kept up the pressure and had the game's best scoring chance in the 51st minute, but Zeller engulfed a point-blank shot from five yards out. Zeller had another big save in the 89th minute off the foot of junior Nate Tolman (Scarborough, Maine) to send the game to overtime.
Colby nearly tallied the game winner in the second overtime as a shot off a corner kick went just wide left. Tufts' best opportunity for the golden goal came two minutes later as a shot by Santos was blocked by a Colby defender at the goal mouth.
Tufts had the advantage in shots in the game by a count of 13-7. The Jumbos also had 10 corner kicks to six for Colby. Funkhouser (Hopewell, NJ) had three stops for the Mules.
Colby 0, Tufts 0, OT