TUFTS WINS SEVENTH STRAIGHT, 2-0 VERSUS BRANDEIS

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 2              Brandeis 0

At Somerville, MA
Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Brandeis (6-3-1)  

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0

Tufts (7-1)  

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1  

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2

Scoring: T, Martha Furtek (Kim Harrington, Lydia Claudio) 33:00; T, Ariel Samuelson (Furtek) 79:00.

Goalkeeping: T, Annie Ross (90:00 0 GA) 1 save; B, Betsey Medow (90:00 2 GA) 5 saves.

Shots: T, 21; B, 3.

Corner Kicks: T, 5; B, 4.

SOMERVILLE The seventh-ranked Tufts University women's soccer team won its seventh straight game with a 2-0 victory against local rival Brandeis University on Wednesday afternoon at Kraft Field. The winning streak is the program's longest since the 2000 season and is one shy of the all-time Jumbo record of eight consecutive victories in 1979.

The Jumbos scored goals in both halves during a dominating performance against the Judges. In the 33rd minute, sophomore Martha Furtek (East Falmouth, MA) scored after a corner kick for a 1-0 lead. The margin stayed at one goal until 11 minutes remained in the second half when leading scorer Ariel Samuelson (Newton, MA) tallied her seventh of the season off a pass from Furtek.

The Jumbos controlled possession, finishing with 21 shots to three for Brandeis. However, the game wasn't safely theirs until Samuelson's goal. Tufts narrowly missed a goal earlier in the second half when senior Lydia Claudio (Woburn, MA) rifled a shot that struck the crossbar and angled down to hit the goal line seven minutes in. With Tufts keeping play in the Brandeis end without being able to score early in the second half, the game had the feel of a potential strike by the Judges quickly turning the tide and tying the game. Tufts didn't let up though, and the result was Samuelson's insurance goal.

The shutout victory was Tufts' third of the season. Junior keeper Annie Ross (Newton, MA) had to make just one save to earn it. Brandeis sophomore Betsey Medow (Yorktown Heights, NY) finished with five saves.

The victory was a measure of revenge for the Jumbos following a 3-0 loss to the Judges in Waltham last fall.

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