TOOLEY'S TWO LEADS JUMBOS PAST WPI, 3-1

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 3              WPI 1

At Medford
Wednesday, October 2, 2002

WPI (7-4)

0

1

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1

Tufts (4-2)

2

1

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3

SCORING: T, EA Tooley (Jess Trombly, Becca Doigan) 18:58; T, Tooley (Doigan) 21:13; W, Megan Holmes (unassisted) 56:35; T, Trombly (Tooley) 61:59.

SAVES: T, Meg McCourt 1, Jess Gluck 1; W, Cati Knob 4; Manda Otterman 4.

CORNER KICKS: T, 9; W, 0.

SHOTS: T, 28; W, 5.

MEDFORD Senior midfielder EA Tooley (Syracuse, NY) scored twice less than four minutes apart in the middle of the first half to lead the Tufts University women's soccer team to a 3-1 non-conference victory over the visiting WPI Engineers on Wednesday afternoon.

Tooley tallied first in the 18th minute, then again in the 21st minute to give Tufts a 2-0 lead. Junior Becca Doigan (West Bloomfield, MI) had assists on both goals. The Jumbos held the 2-0 margin until halftime, going to the break with a 14-1 advantage in shots and 7-0 in corners.

Despite the lopsided edge in play towards Tufts, WPI scored to cut the gap in half when sophomore leading scorer Megan Holmes (Coeur d'Alene, ID) struck in the 56th minute. Barely five minutes later, though, Tufts junior Jess Trombly (Nashua, NH), assisted by Tooley, scored to reclaim the two-goal lead. It was the first goal of the season for Tufts' leading scorer last year.

Both teams substituted actively, with Tufts Head Coach Martha Whiting using all 20 players who dressed. The Jumbos finished with a 28-5 advantage in shots and 9-0 in corner kicks.

"The third goal made us feel a lot better," Whiting said. "We were dominating the game, but only had a one-goal lead, so it was nice to get that two-goal cushion."

Both teams played two keepers. Tufts' Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY) and Jess Gluck (Yardley, PA) each played a half and made a save. WPI's Cati Knab (West Seneca, NY) and Manda Otterman (Hinsdale, IL) split up eight saves total.

The Tufts win avenges a 2-0 loss to the Engineers in Worcester last season. It also stopped WPI's six-game winning streak and three-game shutout streak.

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