WITH EMERY'S GOAL, TUFTS TAKES DOWN #13 WHEATON, 3-2
Tufts win is first by New England team vs. Wheaton since 2001

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 3              Wheaton 2

At Somerville, MA
Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Wheaton (3-3)  

1  

1  

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2

Tufts (1-1)  

1  

2  

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3

Scoring: W, Jenna Rabesa (Lauren Konopka) 15:00; T, Sarah Callaghan (Ariel Samuelson) 44:00; T, Lindsay Garmirian (Samuelson) 57:00; W, Julie McLane (Konopka, Ashley Furr) 66:00; T, Joelle Emery (unassisted) 70:00.

Goalkeeping: T, Annie Ross (90:00 2 GA) 7 saves; W, Stacey Kronenberg (90:00 3 GA) 6 saves.

Shots: T, 15; W, 13.

Corner Kicks: T, 1; W, 4.

SOMERVILLE Tufts sophomore Joelle Emery (Bedford, NH) launched a direct kick from 30 yards out that Wheaton keeper Stacey Kronenberg (Belchertown, MA) appeared to have difficulty with in the sun to give the Jumbos a 3-2 victory over #1 in New England and #13 in the nation Wheaton College on Kraft Field Wednesday. Wheaton hadn't lost to a New England team since November 2001 in a NCAA Tournament game with Amherst.

Emery's first collegiate goal in the 70th minute decided a back and forth game between the Jumbos (1-1) and Lyons (3-3). Visiting Wheaton had control at the outset and scored 15 minutes into the game on freshman Jenna Rabesa's (Teaticket, MA) second goal of the year. It looked like that is how it would go to the break, but Tufts evened the match with 59 seconds on the clock when senior tri-captain Sarah Callaghan's (Northborough, MA) long shot found the net.

Tufts took its first lead of the game when senior Ariel Samuelson's (Newton, MA) ball was deflected and fellow captain Lindsay Garmirian (Amherst, MA) shot it in. The assist was the second of the game for Samuelson. Sophomore Julie McLane (New Canaan, CT) scored for Wheaton to tie it at 2-2 in the 66th minute. Four minutes later, with the sun in Kronenberg's line of sight, Emery's beautiful ball gave Tufts a 3-2 lead they would not relinquish.

After the early dominance of Wheaton, the teams settled into an equal, entertaining affair. Tufts finished with a slim 15-13 margin in shots, and the Lyons had four corner kicks to one for the Jumbos. Junior Annie Ross (Newton, MA) picked up her first collegiate victory with seven saves in the Tufts goal. Kronenberg had six stops for Wheaton, which got two assists from sophomore Lauren Konopka (Medford, NJ).

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