Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
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
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
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.