SECOND HALF-GOALS LIFT TUFTS OVER BRANDEIS, 2-0
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 2 Brandeis 0
at Waltham, Mass.
Tuesday, October 3, 2000
SCORING: Sara Yeatman (unassisted) 50:49; Becca Doigan (Yeatman) 61:47.
SAVES: T, Randee McArdle 4, Mara Schanfield 1; B, Kerry Bronnenkant 20.
CORNER KICKS: T, 7; B, 3.
SHOTS: T, 23; B, 8.
WALTHAM -- Tufts University used two second-half goals to defeat Brandeis University, 2-0, in New England women's college soccer action on Tuesday afternoon.
Tufts' offense kept the ball in Brandeis' zone for most of the game and finally cracked the Judges defense five minutes into the second half when senior midfielder Sara Yeatman (Santa Monica, CA) found the ball at the top of the box and bounced it past keeper Kerry Bronnenkant. The Jumbos kept the pressure up throughout the second half, but Brandeis' defense and particularly the consistent play of Bronnenkant kep the Tufts offense at bay.
Midway through the second half, freshman forward Becca Doigan (West Bloomfield, MI) took a pass from Yeatman at the top of the box and scored, putting Tufts up 2-0. Although the Judges' offense picked up towards the end of the game, Tufts was able to hold off the late charge to win the game. Tufts improved its record to 7-1, while Brandeis dropped to 3-7.
Senior tri-captain Randee McArdle (East Nassau, NY) played 57 minutes in goal and made four saves. She was relieved by junior Mara Schanfield (St. Paul, MN), who finished with one stop. McArdle, who is one shutout shy of tying the team's all-time record, is not credited with one for this game. According to NCAA rules, a goalkeeper must play the entire game to earn an individual shutout.
The Jumbos have a big NESCAC game at Bowdoin on Saturday (Oct. 7).