RECORD-TYING DAY GIVES JUMBOS 3-0 WIN OVER MIDDLEBURY

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 3              Middlebury 0

At Somerville, MA
Saturday, September 17, 2005

Middlebury (2-1, 1-1 NESCAC)  

0  

0  

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0

Tufts (2-1, 1-1 NESCAC)  

1  

2  

=  

3

Scoring: T, Ariel Samuleson (Sarah Callaghan) 33:00; T, Samuelson (Callaghan) 76:00; T, Samuelson (Callaghan) 88:00.

Goalkeeping: T, Annie Ross (90:00 0 GA) 4 saves; M, Adele Plunkett (90:00 3 GA) 2 saves.

Shots: T, 11; M, 9.

Corner Kicks: T, 2; M, 3.

SOMERVILLE Senior tri-captains Ariel Samuelson (Newton, MA) and Sarah Callaghan (Northborough, MA) tied Tufts University records for goals and assists in a game, respectively, as the Jumbos posted a 3-0 NESCAC women's soccer victory against Middlebury College on Saturday.

By scoring all three goals, Samuelson tied a Tufts record shared by six others. The last player to do it was Lynn Cooper in 1999. Callaghan assisted on each goal, collecting three to match the Tufts mark held by two others. Eden Hauslaib last accomplished the feat in 1999.

The win was the second straight against a nationally ranked team by the Jumbos. After a 3-2 win over #13 Wheaton on Wednesday, Tufts knocked off the #15 Panthers today. Wheaton and Middlebury are the top two teams in the New England Division III poll this week, respectively.

On the first goal in the 33rd minute, Callaghan served the ball from 25 yards out to Samuelson. With her back to the goal, she spun and beat two defenders to slot the ball past Middlebury keeper Adele Plunkett (Austin, TX) near the post. Middlebury mainly controlled possession in the first half, but the Tufts defense was able to limit their goal-scoring opportunities. Tufts also created scoring chances with interceptions in the half.

The game remained 1-0 until Callaghan sent Samuelson in alone on a break-away for a goal with 14:10 on the clock. With less than two minutes remaining, Callaghan sent a long ball over the top to Samuelson for another break-away. Her shot ricocheted off the goalie back to her and she dribbled it in for the hat trick.

Junior Annie Ross (Newton, MA) had four saves in the Tufts goal for the first shutout of her career. It was Middlebury's first shutout loss since October 2003. Plunkett stopped two shots for Middlebury.

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