COOPER'S TWO LIFT TUFTS OVER NEW ENGLAND IN NCAA FIRST ROUND

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
NCAA DIV. III TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND
Tufts 5 University of New England 0

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2000
at Medford

New England (13-6-1) 0 0 = 0
Tufts (15-3) 1 4 = 5

SCORING: Jess Trombly (unassisted) 22:42; Becky Mann (Lynn Cooper) 50:51; Cooper (Trombly, Mann) 56:04; Cooper (Jessie Lovitz) 62:41; Becca Doigan (Adie Sherwood) 88:06.

SAVES: UNE, Melissa Dolbec 17;, T, Randee McArdle 3, Mara Schanfield 1.

CORNER KICKS: UNE 1; T, 14.

SHOTS: UNE 10; T, 41.

MEDFORD -- Junior Lynn Cooper (Wilton, CT) scored two goals and assisted on another as the Tufts University Jumbos posted a 5-0 victory over the University of New England Nor'easters in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament on Wednesday afternoon.

Tufts (15-3 overall) moves on to the NCAA New England Region semi-finals where they will play Bowdoin College on Saturday (Nov. 4) in Middlebury, Vt. Host Middlebury, who received a first round bye with Bowdoin, will play Wheaton College, a 1-0 winner over Framingham State College in the first round today, in the other semi-final. The University of New England ends its season with a 13-6-1 record.

Tufts led UNE, 1-0, at halftime after freshman Jess Trombly (Nashua, NH) scored on a ball that deflected off a Nor'easter defender and into the net. The Jumbos then exploded for four goals in the second half. Junior Becky Mann (Ridgefield, CT) got it started in the 50th minute when she took a beautiful serve from Cooper near the left post and maneuvered into a one-on-one with UNE keeper Melissa Dolbec (Manchester, NH) and scored. Cooper then scored the next two goals, heading in a cross from Trombly in the 56th minute and lofting a shot over Dolbec in the 62nd minute. The three goals in 12 minutes gave Tufts a 4-0 lead and put the game away. They added another by freshman Becca Doigan (West Bloomfield, MI) with under two minutes to play.

Tufts held wide advantages in shots (41-10) and corner kicks (14-1). Dolbec made 17 saves for UNE, the Commonwealth Coast Conference champion. Senior tri-captain Randee McArdle (East Nassau, NY) and junior Mara Schanfield (St. Paul, MN) combined for the shutout for Tufts, the NESCAC runner-up.

Tufts was the NCAA New England Region champion in 1998. They now have a 3-1 record in NCAA Tournament games and Cooper has scored five goals in the four games.

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