JUMBOS BLANKED ON THE ROAD AT #2 WHEATON
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Wheaton 2 Tufts 0
At Norton, MA
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Scoring: W, Jordan Pouliot (Teresa LeBel) 25:43, W, Beth Caromile (Erin Brennan) 27:04.
Goalkeeping: W, Stacey Kronenberg (90:00 - 0 GA) 3 saves; T, Meg McCourt (90:00 - 2 GA) 9 saves.
Shots: W, 22; T, 9.
Corner Kicks: W, 6; T, 2.
NORTON -- Second-ranked Wheaton College tied a program record for consecutive shutouts Wednesday against Tufts University, as the Lyons posted their sixth straight shutout with a 2-0 final over the Jumbos in non-conference women's soccer action at Mirrione Stadium. Winners in 25 of its last 26 games, Wheaton also notched six straight shutouts in 2001 and 2003.
The Lyons got on the board midway through the first half, when sophomore Jordan Pouliot scored on a rebound from junior Teresa LeBel. Wheaton didn't look back from there, scoring just 1:21 later as senior Beth Caromile used a header to give Wheaton a 2-0 edge. Classmate Erin Brennan assisted on the play by redirecting the initial corner kick with a header of her own.
In the second stanza the Lyons had additional scoring opportunities, but were unable to capitalize. Freshman Lauren Konopka hit the crossbar on a chip over the outstretched reach of Tufts' goalkeeper Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY). The Blue and White were also solid on the defensive end, clearing the ball late in the game when Tufts made some runs to the net.
Wheaton freshman goalkeeper Stacey Kronenberg made three saves en route to collecting her fifth consecutive shutout. McCourt accounted for nine saves in net for the Jumbos. The Lyons outshot Tufts, 22-9 with a 6-2 advantage in corner kick opportunities. The Blue and White have outscored their opponents, 18-0. Tufts remained winless at 0-1-1, heading into a NESCAC match at Middlebury on Saturday.