EPHS RALLY FROM DEFICIT TO TIE JUMBOS

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 2              Williams 2        2ot

At Medford
Saturday, October 23, 2004

Williams (6-4-2, 3-4-1 NESCAC)

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Tufts (6-3-3, 4-1-3 NESCAC)

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2

SCORING: T, Martha Furtek (unassisted) 2:21; T, Ariel Samuelson (Becky Greenstein) 10:12; W, Lindsay Dwyer (Jessica Hing) 45:49; W, Brittany Esty (Alix Oliver) 64:05.

GOALKEEPING: W, Abby Taylor (110:00 2 GA) 5 saves;  T, Meg McCourt (110:00 2 GA) 3 saves.

CORNER KICKS: W, 8; T, 7.

SHOTS: W, 18; T, 26.

MEDFORD -- The Williams College Ephs rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit to tie the Tufts University Jumbos, 2-2, and end the Jumbos' win streak in NESCAC women's soccer action on Saturday.  Tufts (6-3-3. 4-1-3 NESCAC) had won their previous four games, while the Ephs (6-4-2, 3-4-1 NESCAC) were coming off a 1-0 loss to Middlebury.

The gusting wind played a major part in the game's outcome. All four goals were scored when the wind was at the shooter's back.  Tufts began the game quickly and powerfully, dominating the Ephs in the first ten minutes of play.  Tufts' first goal came at 2:21, when freshman Martha Furtek (East Falmouth, MA) scored on a corner kick.  The Jumbos didn't let up, scoring once again at 10:12 when junior Ariel Samuelson (Newton, MA) headed a free kick from Becky Greenstein (Newton, MA) into the corner of the Williams net. 

Tufts wasn't able to put the ball into the net again for the rest of the afternoon.  After going into halftime trailing 2-0, the Ephs cut their deficit to one just 49 seconds into the second half when senior forward Lindsay Dwyer (Swampscott, MA) scored off of a Jessica Hing (Oakland, CA) assist.  Nineteen minutes later, the Ephs pulled even with the Jumbos when senior Brittany Esty (Park City, UT) headed a pass from teammate Alix Oliver (Louisville, KY) into the corner of the net past Tufts keeper Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY). 

The goal would prove to be the last of the afternoon for either team.  McCourt had three saves for the Jumbos, while Abby Taylor (Evanston, IL) had five for the Ephs.

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