Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
CADIGAN'S GOAL IN 73rd MINUTE LIFTS JUMBOS AT
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 1, Wesleyan 0
At Middletown, CT
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Game Box Score
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- The Tufts women's soccer team kept its NESCAC
record unblemished and tied Williams College for the conference lead by
defeating Wesleyan, 1-0, on the road this afternoon. Sophomore Cara
Cadigan (Nahant, MA) got the game's lone goal, her 11th of the
season, in the 73rd minute to break the deadlock.
is the eighth in a row for Tufts, which improved to 9-1 overall and 6-0
in the league. They are two shy of the program's record for consecutive
wins, 10 set in 2005. Wesleyan dropped to 2-8 overall and 1-5 in NESCAC.
Senior co-captain Martha Furtek (East Falmouth, MA) picked up a
loose ball in the midfield and fed ahead to Cadigan just past the outer
edge of the center circle. Cadigan did the rest as she kept the Wesleyan
defense behind her for more than 30 yards, drew out Wesleyan goalie
junior Andrea Giuliano and chipped the ball into the right-hand portion
of the net. It was the eighth game in a row that the current NESCAC
Player of the Week Cadigan has scored a goal.
did its best to repel the constant attack of the Tufts offense as
Giuliano collected eight saves and collared numerous other loose balls
in the box. Three minutes before Cadigan's goal, Furtek rang a shot off
the crossbar for what was, at the time, Tufts' best scoring chance
behind its 19-3 edge in shots at goal. Wesleyan did not get a shot on
goal in the contest, leaving Tufts netminder sophomore Kate Minnehan
(Hopkinton, NH) without a save.
Tufts came into the
game ranked third in New England Division III and 16th nationally. It
was Wesleyan's third 1-0 loss to a top-25 team (Williams, ranked sixth
and Western Connecticut, ranked 18th). All eight of Wesleyan's losses
this year have been of the one-goal variety. Tufts is now 18-6-4
all-time versus Wesleyan and has won seven of the last eight meetings.