JUMBO VICTORY OVER WES IS RIGHT AT THEIR FEET, 3-2

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 3              Wesleyan 2

At Somerville, MA
Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Wesleyan (3-7, 1-5 NESCAC)

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Tufts (4-3-2, 3-1-2 NESCAC)

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Scoring: T, Sarah Callaghan (Martha Furtek) 41:39; W, Marcia Whitehead (Jaime Wendel) 42:36; T, Ariel Samuelson (Lauren Fedore) 64:25; W, Kyla Donnelly (unassisted) 82:02; T, Jen Baldwin (Becky Greenstein) 83:32.

Goalkeeping: T, Meg McCourt (90:00 2 GA) 4 saves; W, Kelly McFarling (90:00 3 GA) 4 saves.

Shots: T, 24; W, 13.

Corner Kicks: T, 7; W, 2.

SOMERVILLE Senior Jen Baldwin (Medway, MA) had the winning goal literally thrown at her feet as the Tufts University women's soccer team posted a 3-2 victory over Wesleyan University in NESCAC play on Tuesday afternoon at Kraft Field.

Wesleyan tied the game at 2-2 on freshman Kyla Donnelly's (Norwich, VT) first goal of the season with just under eight minutes remaining in regulation. Ninety seconds later, Jumbo senior co-captain Becky Greenstein (Newton, MA) launched a free kick that Wesleyan senior keeper Kelly McFarling (Atlanta, GA) had to leap to catch. Losing her balance upon landing, McFarling feared she might fall over the goal line and threw the ball out in front of the goal where Baldwin was waiting to drill home the game-winner.

Baldwin's goal allowed Tufts to overcome losing two leads in the game. The Jumbos scored first on a beautiful corner by freshman Martha Furtek (East Falmouth, MA) that junior Sarah Callaghan (Northborough, MA) headed in with just 3:21 to play in the first half. Wesleyan responded with a goal 57 seconds later by freshman Marcia Whitehead (Cambridge, MA) to even the score at 1-1 heading into halftime.

The teams remained deadlocked into the 64th minute when Tufts freshman Lauren Fedore (East Lansing, MI) lofted a pass that sent junior Ariel Samuelson (Newton, MA) in alone on McFarling and she tapped a shot past the right post for a 2-1 lead. Wesleyan again came back with Donnelly's goal, but the Jumbos gained their third straight NESCAC win with Baldwin's blast.

Tufts, 4-3-2, 3-1-2 NESCAC and undefeated (3-0-1) in its last four conference games, got four saves all in the first half from senior keeper Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY). McFarling also finished with four for Wesleyan (3-7, 1-5 NESCAC).

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