Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS EARN FIFTH STRAIGHT VICTORY WITH 1-0
FINAL AT BATES
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 1, Bates 0
At Lewiston, ME
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Game Box Score
LEWISTON, Me. -- Sophomore Cara Cadigan (Nahant, MA) scored in
the eighth minute and it stood up as the game-winner as Tufts University
defeated Bates College 1-0 in a NESCAC women's soccer game Saturday. The
conference-leading Jumbos won for the fifth straight game and raised
their overall record to 6-1 and their conference mark to 4-0. Bates
falls to 1-7 overall and 0-5 in NESCAC play.
gathered the ball from sophomore Ali Maxwell (Exeter, NH) near
the top of the penalty area and threaded a shot through the Bates
defense and into the top middle of the Bates goal. The goal continued a
remarkable start to the season for Cadigan. She's averaging a goal per
game with seven.
The shutout is the fourth of the year for Tufts. It is the sixth shutout
loss for the Bobcats and the fifth time they've lost by a 1-0 score this
season. Tufts goalie Kate Minnehan (Hopkinton, NH) made six saves
for the shutout, as Bates held a slight 13-12 edge in shots taken. Bates
senior Nini Spalding made seven saves of her own.
teams had several scoring opportunities, with most coming in the first
half. Tufts senior co-captain Martha Furtek (East Falmouth, MA)
had a shot saved by Spalding in the third minute and tried to knock in
the rebound, only to have a Bates defender clear. In the eighth minute,
Bates senior Molly Wagner's (Longmeadow, MA) shot hit the crossbar and
the right post, but Minnehan saved the ball from crossing the goal line.
Tufts threatened to pad its lead with 18 minutes left in the game, as
first-year Geneva DeGregorio's (Whately, MA) high shot arched toward the
far post before Spalding caught it for the save.
will host Brandeis on Wednesday at 4:00 before welcoming Bowdoin on
Homecoming Day next Saturday. Bates next plays at Williams next Saturday
at 11 a.m.