MULLER'S FIRST TWO COLLEGIATE GOALS LEAD TUFTS OVER KEENE

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 3              Keene State 0

At Medford, MA
Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Keene State (11-4-2)

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Tufts (8-4)

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SCORING: Jenny Muller (unassisted) 12:48; Muller (unassisted) 53:46; Sarah Gelb (Becky Greenstein) 62:22.

SAVES:  T, Meg McCourt 6; K, Michelle Mason 4.

SHOTS: T, 20; K, 12.

CORNER KICKS: T, 4; K 2.

MEDFORD Freshman midfielder Jenny Muller (Andover, MA) scored the first two goals of her college career to lead the Tufts University Jumbos to a 3-0 victory over the Keene State College Owls in non-conference women's soccer action at Kraft Field on Tuesday.

With the win, Tufts (8-4) finished its non-league schedule with a perfect 5-0 record. Keene State (11-4-2), ranked seventh in this week's New England poll, lost for the first time in nine games dating back to September 28. The victory gained a measure of revenge for Tufts, whose season ended last fall in the NCAA Tournament with a 1-0 loss to the Owls.

Making her first start, Muller put Tufts on top 1-0 by knocking in the rebound of a shot after a Tufts corner kick in the 12th minute. The Jumbos controlled the first 15 minutes of play and earned a 10-4 advantage in shots for the first half overall. Keene's best chance came with 10 minutes remaining until the break when freshman Katie Stevens' (Londonderry, NH) long shot came to rest in the netting at the top of the goal.

Keene worked hard to gain an advantage in the opening minutes of the second half, but it was Tufts who scored first on a beautiful goal by Muller. She faked a pass to leading scorer Jen Baldwin (Medway, MA) to deke her defender and then deposited the ball in the upper right corner of the net for a 2-0 lead in the 53rd minute.

Barely 10 minutes later, the Tufts margin grew to 3-0 when junior Becky Greenstein (Newton, MA) crossed the ball to wide-open classmate Sarah Gelb (Hermosa Beach, CA) in front of the net. Gelb beat Keene junior keeper Michelle Mason (Fairport, NY) by the right post for her fourth goal of the season.

Tufts dominated the latter part of the match, getting numerous changes for a fourth goal. They finished with 20 shots to 12 for Keene. The shut out was the fourth of the year for the Jumbos, but first since September 20. Junior Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY) had six saves in the Tufts goal for her 12th career shutout. Mason finished with four saves for Keene.

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