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Contact: Bill Sodoma
Date: September 9, 2006
SOMERVILLE, Mass. --- Todd Boertzel scored just 4:33 into the contest as the Colby College men's soccer team earned a 1-1 overtime tie with Tufts University in a New England Small College Athletic Conference season opener Saturday.
After a rush down the field resulted in a corner, Boertzel's kick tailed around Jumbo defenders and landed over the goal line to put the Mules up in a hurry.
Colby took that 1-0 lead into halftime, but Tufts tied the game in the 61st minute when Dan Jozwiak tallied off a pass from Bear Duker.
Colby senior co-captain Josh Kahane recorded eight stops, including five in the second half when Tufts put 11 shots toward the net. The Jumbos finished with a 20-15 advantage in shots. Pat Tonelli had six saves in his collegiate debut for Tufts.
The Mules will play a non-conference game at Husson College at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Colby 1, Tufts 1, OT
Colby (0-0-1) 1 0 0 0 = 1
Tufts (0-0-1) 0 1 0 0 = 1
Scoring: C, Todd Boertzel (unassisted) 4:33; T, Dan Jozwiak (Bear Duker) 60:58.
Goalkeeping: T, Pat Tonelli (110:00, 1 GA) 6 saves; C, Josh Kahane (110:00, 1 GA) 8 saves.
Shots: T, 20; C, 15. Corner Kicks: T, 8; C, 3.