JUMBOS KNOCK OFF AMHERST, 3-1, FOR THIRD STRAIGHT WIN

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 3              Amherst 1

At Somerville, MA
Saturday, September 24, 2005

Amherst (3-1-1, 2-1 NESCAC)  

1  

0  

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1

Tufts (3-1, 2-1 NESCAC)  

1  

2  

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3

Scoring: A, Stephanie Yesnik (Lesley Pruzansky) 12:00; T, Lauren Fedore (Sarah Callaghan) 17:00; T, Martha Furtek (Ariel Samuelson) 67:00; T, Callaghan (penalty kick) 71:00.

Goalkeeping: T, Annie Ross (90:00 1 GA) 1 save; A, Piper Crowell (90:00 3 GA) 2 saves.

Shots: T, 15; A, 7.

Corner Kicks: T, 3; A, 4.

SOMERVILLE The Tufts University women's soccer team posted its third straight impressive victory, 3-1, over Amherst College at Kraft Field on Saturday. With wins over nationally ranked Wheaton and Middlebury last week, and now Amherst, the Jumbos have defeated three of New England's top six teams in succession.

Tufts fell behind 1-0 when Jeff junior Lesley Pruzansky (Saratoga, CA) beat Jumbo keeper Annie Ross (Newton, MA) to the ball and sent a shot to the far post where freshman Stephanie Yesnik (Arlington, VA) was standing to drive it home in the 12th minute. Tufts answered quickly as sophomore Lauren Fedore (East Lansing, MI) used her head to redirect a centering pass from senior tri-captain Sarah Callaghan (Northborough, MA) into the net at 17:00. Jeff sophomore Heather Nowak (New Haven, CT) hit the post high at 28:00, but the score would remain 1-1 until the half.

Minutes after Amherst's Natalie Ferraiolo (Palo Alto, CA) sent a shot whizzing just over the crossbar, Tufts came down the field and took a 2-1 lead when sophomore Martha Furtek (East Falmouth, MA) drilled a low shot from the top of the box at 69:00. Two minutes later, Tufts stretched the margin to 3-1 when Callaghan was awarded a penalty kick. She scored on her first attempt, but it was disallowed due to an inadvertent whistle. She was good on her second shot as well, and the Jumbos had the game in hand.

Tufts improved to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in NESCAC. Ross needed to make only one save in goal for the victory as the Jumbos controlled the majority of play. For Amherst (3-1-1, 2-1), which was tied for first place early in the conference season entering the game, it was the first loss of the season. Junior Piper Crowell (San Rafael, CA) made two saves in goal.

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