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TWO SECOND-HALF SCORES LIFT WHEATON AT TUFTS

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Wheaton 2, Tufts 0

At Medford, MA
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Game Box Score

MEDFORD -- Visiting Wheaton College, ranked 19th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America pre-season poll, scored twice in the second half to take a 2-0 victory at Tufts University in non-conference women's soccer action at Bello Field on Tuesday.

After a scoreless first half, Wheaton senior Ashley Furr (Chicopee, MA) broke the deadlock with a perfect shot from the 18 that glanced off the crossbar and landed just behind the goal line in the 64th minute. Barely 10 minutes later, Wheaton first-year Colleen Liffers (Merrimac, MA) and senior Jenna Rabesa (Teaticket, MA) combined for a textbook insurance goal. Liffers sent a cross that a charging Rabesa tapped into the goal for her first of the season.

The victory was the 200th of Wheaton coach Luis Reis's career. He becomes the 25th Division III women's soccer coach to reach the milestone. The Lyons improved to 4-0-1 overall, while Tufts dropped to 1-1.

Due to heavy rain, the game was moved from Tufts' grass Kraft Field to the Bello Field turf. The matched opened in a heavy rain, but it subsided after the first 10 minutes until a lighter yet steady rain returned in the second half. Neither team was affected by the weather.

Tufts had limited opportunities against the Wheaton defense. Perhaps the best of the day came on a turn-around from close range by senior Lauren Fedore (East Lansing, MI) that was just over the crossbar. Lyons goalkeepers Elana Cockburn (Chestnut Hill, MA) and Stacey Kronenberg (Belchertown, MA) shared the shutout, playing a half apiece and recording three and two saves, respectively.

Tufts keepers Kate Minnehan (Hopkinton, NH) and Hannah Jacobs (Mill Valley, CA) also played a half apiece. Minnehan made three saves in the first 45 minutes.

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