JUMBOS, MULES BATTLE TO 1-1 DRAW IN NESCAC AND SEASON OPENER

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 1              Colby 1          2 ot

Colby (0-0-1, 0-0-1 NESCAC)

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Tufts (0-0-1, 0-0-1 NESCAC)

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Scoring: T, Sarah Gelb (Jen Baldwin) 23:50; C, Meggie Herlihy (Laura Williamson) 25:15.

Goalkeeping: T, Meg McCourt (110:00 1 GA) 5 saves; C, Elizabeth Riley (110:00 1 GA) 10 saves.

Corner Kicks: T, 5; C, 8.

Shots: T, 37; C, 15.

SOMERVILLE Tufts University and Colby College staged an exciting match to open the 2004 women's soccer season on Saturday. The NESCAC foes scored goals less than two minutes apart in the first half leading to a 1-1 draw.

Tufts (0-0-1 overall, 0-0-1 NESCAC) took a 1-0 advantage in the 23rd minute when returning leading scorer Jen Baldwin (Medway, MA) beautifully sent the ball through the Colby defense to Sarah Gelb (Hermosa Beach, CA). The co-captain poked it past Colby keeper Elizabeth Riley (Saco, ME) for the first Jumbo goal of the season.

The lead didn't last long. During a scramble in front of the Tufts net, 2003 NESCAC Rookie of the Year Laura Williamson (Manchester, CT) for Colby got the ball to freshman Meggie Herlihy (Simsbury, CT) for a goal just 85 seconds later.

The game featured several good scoring chances for both sides, especially in the first half. Tufts had more of the opportunities, but Riley played well in goal with 10 saves. The Jumbos earned a 37-15 advantage in shots, though the Mules (0-0-1, 0-0-1 NESCAC) did take eight corners compared to five for Tufts. Senior Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY) had five saves in the Tufts goal.

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