AMHERST BEATS TUFTS 2-1 IN 88th MINUTE

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Amherst 2    Tufts 1

at Medford
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Amherst (10-1-3)   0   2   =   2
Tufts (9-4-1)   1   0   =   1

SCORING: T, Sara Yeatman (Eden Hauslaib) 42:52; A, Catherine Poor (unassisted) 66:48; A, Hallison Putnam (unassisted) 88:23.

SAVES: A, Brooke Diamond 8; T, Randee McArdle 5.

CORNER KICKS: A, 6; T, 1.

SHOTS: A, 4; T, 15.

MEDFORD -- Amherst sophomore Hallison Putnam scored with 1:37 left in regulation to lift the visiting Jeffs to a 2-1 victory over the Tufts Jumbos on Homecoming Day.

Tufts will most likely play again in the ECAC New England Tournament, but losing to Amherst in the regular-season finale puts the Jumbos' hopes of gaining one of the top four seeds at risk. Head coach Martha Whiting's team is 9-4-1 overall, while Amherst stretched its unbeaten streak to six games and improved to 10-1-3.

The Jumbos entered the game ranked sixth in the New England poll, while Amherst was fifth. Tufts struck first on a goal by junior midfielder Sara Yeatman (Santa Monica, CA) off a rebounding shot from senior tri-captain Eden Hauslaib (Storrs, CT). That's how it stood until halftime.

NESCAC leading scorer Catherine Poor put Amherst on the scoreboard midway through the second half with her 10th goal of the season. The game remained tied into the 88th minute when Putnam came through with her heroics.

Tufts had 15 shots at the goal compared to four by Amherst, but Jeff freshman keeper Brooke Diamond made eight saves for the win. Junior tri-captain Randee McArdle (East Nassau, NY) had five saves in the Tufts goal.

The Jumbos will find out on Monday whether they are in the ECAC Tournament.

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