JUMBOS WIN SIXTH IN A ROW, 4-2 AGAINST WESLEYAN

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 4    Wesleyan 2

At Medford, MA
Tuesday October 15, 2002

Tufts (8-2, 5-1 NESCAC)

3

1

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4

Bates (0-5-1; 2-8-1 NESCAC)

0

2

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2

SCORING: T, Jess Trombly (Jen Baldwin) 00:59; T, Baldwin (unassisted) 5:01; T, Trombly (Baldwin) 14:27; T, Lydia Claudio (Trombly) 65:27; W, Leila Bozorg (unassisted) 75:50; Natalie Cohen (Bozorg) 78:04.

SAVES:  W, Kelly McFarling 3; T, Meg McCourt 2.

SHOTS: W - 9; T 24.

CORNER KICKS: W - 4; T - 9.

FOULS:  W - 5; T 6.

MEDFORD, MA - The Tufts women's soccer team dominated Wesleyan University entirely in the first half in a NESCAC conference match-up Tuesday, jumping out to a 2-0 lead with just five minutes gone before taking a 4-2 final. Off the opening tap the Jumbos controlled the play, and at 59 seconds into the game Jess Trombly (Nashua, NH) scored the first of her two goals on the day off a nice feed from playmaker Jen Baldwin (Medway, MA).  

Trombly sandwiched her two goals around one by Baldwin and finished the day with two goals and an assist for five points.  Baldwin, whose nifty footwork was on display all day, would score the second goal of the game and assist on the third as her four points keep her one ahead of teammate Trombly on the stat sheet.  First year Lydia Claudio (Woburn, MA) scored her first collegiate goal at 65:27 to round out the Jumbo scoring and produce a 4-0 lead.

Wesleyan didn't let up, however, and came back with two very quick goals within three minutes of each other in the second half. Tufts coach Martha Whiting had warned against complacency against the Cardinals, noting that "there are really no weak teams in this league".  Leila Bozorg (Amherst, MA) and Natalie Cohen (Acton, MA) showed great hustle netting Wesleyan goals at 75:50 and 78:04.

Strong defense in the second half by Tufts co-captain Cara Glassanos (Hingham, MA) stymied the Cardinal efforts for more, however, and Tufts went home with their sixth consecutive win, their fourth straight in NESCAC.  Jumbo keeper Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY/Brighton) had three saves while her Wesleyan counterpart Kelly McFarling (Atlanta, GA/Paideia) had two.

Tufts, who meets archrival Williams College on Saturday, dominated with 24 shots to nine for Wesleyan. The Jumbos are in first place in NESCAC with a 5-1 record, and 8-2 overall. Wesleyan remained winless in the league (0-5-1) while dropping to 2-8-1 total.

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