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ANOTHER GOAL BY CADIGAN IS ALL TUFTS NEEDS AGAINST AMHERST

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 1, Amherst 0

At Somerville, MA
Saturday, September 22, 2007

Box Score

SOMERVILLE -- The Tufts University women's soccer team defeated NESCAC rival Amherst College Saturday, 1-0, on the strength of another goal by sophomore Cara Cadigan (Nahant, MA) and a good defensive effort.

In the 20th minute, the 5'3� Cadigan went up and headed in a corner kick by senior co-captain Martha Furtek (East Falmouth, MA) for the only goal of the game. Cadigan has now scored five of the team's seven goals on the season and has four unanswered goals in the last three games. She netted the winner in the second overtime against Middlebury last Saturday, and then scored both goals in a 2-0 victory against Carthage on Sunday. She is the reigning NESCAC Player of the Week.

The Tufts defense earned its third shutout in five games this year. Amherst had advantages of 10-8 in shots and 5-2 in corners for the first half, but they did not put a ball on goal. Tufts sophomore keeper Kate Minnehan (Hopkinton, NH) came up with three stops in the second half. Amherst sophomore Meg Murphy (Springfield, MA) hit the post early in the game and finished with a game-high five shots.

Minnehan has allowed just one goal in over 420 minutes of play this season. Sophomore Lili Ferguson (Winnetka, IL), her Amherst counterpart, made six saves including five in the first half. Cadigan finished with four shots, while Furtek and first-year Sarah Nolet (Los Altos, CA) had three apiece for Tufts.

Tufts, ranked 19th nationally, has won three straight to move to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the league. Amherst, which has scored just three goals in six games, dropped to 1-3-2 overall and 1-1 in NESCAC.

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