TUFTS WINS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT DAY, 3-1 VS. WORCESTER

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 3              Worcester State 1

At Somerville, MA
Sunday, October 3, 2004

Worcester State (5-3-1)

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Tufts (2-2-2)

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SCORING: W, Tiffany Rotatori (unassisted) 28:46; T, Sarah Callaghan (Annie Benedict) 40:08; T, Lindsay Garmirian (Becky Greenstein) 51:21; T, Catherine Benedict (Martha Furtek) 57:24.

GOALKEEPING:  T, Meg McCourt (90:00 1 GA) 2 saves; W, Kim Massa (90:00 3 GA) 9 saves.

SHOTS: T, 34; W, 7.

CORNER KICKS: T, 7; W, 2.

SOMERVILLE With an offensive surge that produced two goals within six minutes early in the second half, the Tufts University Women's Soccer team won 3-1 against Worcester State College in non-conference action on Sunday at Kraft Field.

The victory was the second in as many days for the Jumbos, who beat Bates, 2-1, on Homecoming Day Saturday. Winless in four games prior to the weekend, Tufts is now 2-2-2. Worcester State lost for the first time in four games, dropping to 5-3-1.

Despite a wide Tufts advantage in possession, it was the visiting Lancers who got on the scoreboard first in the 28th minute. Freshman Tiffany Rotatori (Auburn, MA) scored her second goal of the year. The Jumbos tied the game late in the first half with a goal by junior Sarah Callaghan (Northborough, MA) to make it 1-1 at the half.

Tufts swarmed the Lancer net to open the second half, earning two outstanding scoring chances that sophomore keeper Kim Massa (Westford, MA) stopped. The pressure continued, and the Jumbos broke through when senior co-captain Becky Greenstein (Newton, MA) put the ball right at junior Lindsay Garmirian's (Amherst, MA) feet, and her smart shot beat Massa for the eventual game-winner in the 51st minute. Barely six minutes later, senior Catherine Benedict (Millburn, NJ) was positioned perfectly for a corner kick that dropped at her feet for her first collegiate goal in 48 all-time games.

The Jumbos posted a wide 34-7 advantage in shots, with senior keeper Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY) making two saves for the win. Massa finished with nine saves.

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