JUMBOS TOPPLE SECOND-RANKED AMHERST, 1-0
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 1 Amherst 0
At Amherst, MA
Saturday, September 14, 2002
|Tufts (1-1, 1-0)||1||0||=||1|
|Amherst (2-1, 1-1)||0||0||=||0|
SCORING: T - Jen Baldwin (Cara Glassanos) 28:46.
SAVES: A, Brooke Diamond 8; T, Meg McCourt 9.
SHOTS: A - 9; T - 9.
CORNER KICKS: A - 5; T - 2.
FOULS: A - 9; T - 8.
AMHERST, MA - The Tufts women's soccer team opened their New England Small College Athletic Conference schedule with an outstanding 1-0 win at Amherst College, the second-ranked team in the nation. Jumbo sophomore midfielder Jen Baldwin (Medway, MA) netted the first goal of her collegiate career as the game-winner 28:46 into the contest.
The Jeffs controlled the early part of the game but failed to capitalize on a few legitimate scoring opportunities. Sophomore striker Tracy Montigny (East Granby, CT) took a feed from junior midfielder Jenny Rossman (Newton Highlands, MA) and fired a shot just wide of the goal less than 15 minutes into the contest. Moments later, sophomore midfielder Adrienne Showler (Ottawa, Ontario) booted a rocket that sailed just over the crossbar. Shortly thereafter, Baldwin capitalized as she dribbled past an Amherst defender and fired a low shot into the bottom corner of the net after taking a feed from senior defender Cara Glassanos (Hingham, MA).
Senior co-captain goalkeeper Brooke Diamond (Longmeadow, MA) kept the Jeffs in the contest, smothering a point blank shot off the foot of junior forward Becca Doigan (W. Bloomfield, MA) to begin the second half. Amherst's best chance came in the 66th minute when sophomore midfielder Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) blasted a sharp-angled shot over the top of the goal.
Diamond finished the contest with eight saves while Jumbo sophomore goaltender Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY) finished with nine. Tufts improves to 1-1 and 1-0 with the win, while the Jeffs fall to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play.