MEDFORD, Mass. — A year after injuring her shoulder in the first game of the season against Tufts University, Colby College goalkeeper Dani Lonati made 13 saves to help the Mules open the 2017 season with a 0-0 overtime tie against the Jumbos on Saturday at Kraft Field.
Colby (0-0-1 overall, 0-0-1 NESCAC) will play the first-ever game on the new Colby Soccer Field on Sunday against Husson University at 1 p.m.
Lonati, who had her first collegiate shutout, made five of her 13 saves in the overtime sessions when Tufts had a 7-1 advantage in shots. She played just 39:40 last year and was hurt diving on a penalty kick. Lonati missed the rest of the season due to the shoulder injury.
Lonati still has not given up a goal in her collegiate career in regular play. She allowed the penalty kick goal when she was injured.
The Mules had a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks, including the lone corner of overtime. Tufts had a 20-8 advantage in total shots and had six of its 10 fouls in the first half.
First-year forward Sarah Lofstrom led the Mules with four shots, including two on goal. Katherine Gillespie added two shots for Colby.
Sophie Lloyd had a game-high five shots for the Jumbos. Emily Bowers stopped three shots for the Tufts (1-0-1 overall) shutout.