JUMBO WIN STREAKED STOPPED BY WILLIAMS, 2-0

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Williams 2    Tufts 0

At Medford, MA
Saturday October 19, 2002

Tufts (8-3, 5-2)

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Williams (9-3, 5-2)

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SCORING: W, Hannah Stauffer (unassisted) 57:16; W, Stacey Starner (Julie O'Donnell) 86:45.

SAVES:  W, Lindsay Starner 10; T, Meg McCourt 4.

SHOTS: W, 7; T, 25.

CORNER KICKS: W 7; T 8.

FOULS:  W, 7; T 8.

MEDFORD, MA - The Tufts women's soccer team dominated Williams in shots on goal, but could get none past Eph goalkeeper Lindsay Starner (Windham, NH) in a 2-0 Williams win on Saturday that broke a six-game winning streak for the host Jumbos.

Williams sophomore Hannah Stauffer (New Canaan, CT) broke a scoreless tie midway through the second half and senior Stacey Starner (Windham, NH), older sister of the keeper, put the game out of reach for the Jumbos in the 87th minute with the Ephs' second goal.

Tufts had 25 shots but few top-quality chances and Lindsay Starner, who had been injured and inserted into the Williams net only minutes before kickoff, was up to the task.  Williams did a good job of stifling the offense of Tufts' leading scorer Jen Baldwin (Medway, MA), and Jess Trombly (Nashua, NH), the Jumbos' other striker, had five shots but none struck home.  Five Tufts players had at least three shots on goal, while Williams' Claire Samuel (Cleveland, OH) led the Ephs with three shots.

Tufts best chances came in the first half as they dominated in shots 14-3.  Becky Greenstein (Newton, MA) had a great sequence end with the ball hitting the underside of the crossbar and bouncing out.  Just after Williams' first goal Tufts came close to getting the equalizer on some pretty footwork by Baldwin that ended in a Starner save off the foot of Trombly.

Stauffer's goal came on a loose ball.  She was aggressive from her midfield spot and the ball found her in front.  She wasted no time in blasting a shot that Tufts keeper Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY) had no chance to stop.  Stacey Starner's goal was on a long breakaway by Julie O'Donnell (Salem, MA) and Starner that caught the Jumbos off guard.  Tufts coach Martha Whiting had pushed an extra forward up in an effort to score the equalizer.

McCourt had four saves for Tufts, while Lindsay Starner finished with 10 for Williams. In a very physical match, Tufts had eight fouls and Williams had seven.  Corner kicks stats were seven for Williams and eight for the Jumbos.

Tufts and Williams are now tied with Amherst for the lead in the very competitive NESCAC conference standings. All have 5-2 records and two conference games left to play.

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