TUFTS, WELLESLEY '99 ANOTHER TIGHT BATTLE, 0-0
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 0 Wellesley 0 ot
at Wellesley, Mass.
Tuesday, September 28, 1999
SAVES: T, Randee McArdle 8; W, Elizabeth Cope 2.
CORNER KICKS: T, 8; W, 5
SHOTS: T, 24; W, 8.
WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Tufts versus Wellesley has become one of New England women's college soccer's best rivalries over the past few years. For the third time in the last four meeting between these teams on Tuesday afternoon, the game went to overtime. This one finished in a 0-0 tie, interupting host Wellesley's unbeaten and untied season.
Last November Tufts defeated Wellesley on penalty kicks to win the NCAA New England title. In 1996 they did the same thing to take the ECAC New England title from Wellesley. On Tuesday, the 0-0 tie was important in that it stopped a two-game losing streak for Tufts, ranked 10th in the latest New England Division III poll.
Tufts had the edge in play, but could not score. The Jumbos finished with a 24-8 edge in shots, six off the foot of senior Amanda Nagler (Beverly Hills, CA). A Wellesley team that has given up just two goals this year was equal to the task, though. Junior tri-captain Randee McArdle (East Nassau, NY) held up her end of the deal as well with eight saves.
The Jumbos, now 3-2-1, play at Bates on Saturday in a NESCAC match. Game time is 12 p.m.