BANTAMS' BUZZELL GOAL HANDS TUFTS 2-1 LOSS AT HOME

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Trinity 2            Tufts 1

At Medford, MA
Saturday, October 11, 2003

Trinity (7-3, 4-2 NESCAC) 1 1 = 2
Tufts (6-3, 2-3 NESCAC) 0 1 = 1

SCORING: Tr, Courtney Doyle (unassisted) 5:37; Tu, Jen Baldwin (unassisted) 51:43; Tr, Caitlin Buzzell (Amy Joyce) 70:17.

SAVES:  Tr, Brenna Shields (90 minutes) 5; Tu, Meg McCourt (90 min.) 6.

SHOTS: Tr, 13; Tu, 20

CORNER KICKS: Tr, 3; Tu, 6.

MEDFORD Sophomore Caitlin Buzzell (Manchester, CT) netted the game winner in the 71st minute to lift an aggressive Trinity team past Tufts, 2-1, in an important New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's soccer match on Saturday morning at Kraft Field.

Trinity struck first and early, netting the lone goal of the first half in the sixth minute of play.  After a Trinity corner kick, the ball was deflected several times before senior Courtney Doyle (West Simsbury, CT) sent a hard shot past the hands of Tufts goalie Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY) for her first goal of the season.

Momentum shifted in the late part of the first half and into the second half as Tufts put relentless pressure on the Bantam defense.  Most of their chances were squandered by the great goalkeeping of Trinity's Brenna Shields (Cutchogue, NY).  In the 57th minute Tufts finally tied up the game with junior Jen Baldwin's (Medway, MA) seventh goal of the season.  Baldwin shot a free ball from the middle of the field past the diving Shields.

Buzzell's game-winner came on a break-away after freshman Amy Joyce (Somerville, MA) sent a nice pass over the Jumbo line of defense.  The goal was Buzzell's third of the year.  Tufts couldn't capitalize on their 20 shots on goal, as most missed high and wide as goalkeeper Shields had to make only five saves on the day.  Trinity finished the day with 13 shots on goal, McCourt saving six of those shots.

Trinity improves to 7-3 and 4-2 in the NESCAC with the win, while Tufts falls to 6-3 and 3-2 in conference play.

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