DWYER LEADS WILLIAMS TO NESCAC TOURNAMENT UPSET AT TUFTS

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
NESCAC Tournament First Round
Williams 1            Tufts 0

At Somerville, MA
Sunday, October 31, 2004

Williams (8-5-2)

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Tufts (7-4-3)

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SCORING: W, Lindsay Dwyer (Alix Oliver) 7:31.

GOALKEEPING: W, Sarah Ginsburg (90:00 0 GA) 2 saves; T, Meg McCourt (90:00 1 GA) 2 saves.

SHOTS: W, 16; T, 26.

CORNER KICKS: W, 5; T, 9.

SOMERVILLE -- Senior forward Lindsay Dwyer (Swampscott, MA) scored the only goal of the game as the Williams College Ephs upset the Tufts University Jumbos, 1-0, in the first round of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's soccer tournament at Tufts on Sunday.  Tufts went into the game as the third seed and Williams was the sixth seed.

The Ephs tried to assert themselves early in the game, and they succeeded.  Much of the first fifteen minutes of the game was dominated by the Williams offense, and the Williams pressure paid off at 7:31.  A Williams shot (their second of the game) was punched away by Tufts senior keeper Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY) and recovered by Williams sophomore Alix Oliver (Louisville, KY), who passed the ball to Dwyer.  Dwyer sent a perfect shot into the corner of the net to give Williams the advantage.  Tufts tried to use their own offensive power to tie the game, out-shooting the Ephs 13-5 in the first half, but they failed, and the score was 1-0 at halftime.

Tufts also had plenty of chances to tie the game in the second half.  Seventeen minutes into the second half, a Tufts shot sailed over Williams goalie Sarah Ginsburg (Dallas, TX), but the shot hit the crossbar and was cleared by the Williams defense.  Tufts had a final chance to tie the game with eight minutes left when a Williams foul gave the Jumbos a free kick just outside of the Williams penalty box.  The shot sailed over the goal however, and the Ephs came away with the win.

Both McCourt and Ginsburg had two saves for their respective teams.  The Jumbos finish the season with a 7-4-3 overall record.  Williams (8-5-2) travels to Middlebury next Saturday to play a semi-final match against fifth-seeded Bowdoin.

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