Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
EPHS TAKE FIRST-PLACE WOMEN'S SOCCER BATTLE OVER JUMBOS, 2-0
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Williams 2, Tufts 0
At Williamstown, MA
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Game Box Score
WILLIAMSTOWN -- With a 2-0 win over conference opponent Tufts (10-3,
6-2) this afternoon at home, Williams women's soccer (13-0-0, 8-0)
secured the top spot in the NESCAC standings and clinched the number one
seed for the NESCAC tournament. Starting forwards Gabrielle Woodson and
Brianna Wolfson, leading the Ephs with twenty-four and twenty points
respectively, continued to produce on the offensive end with one goal
Tufts entered today's match sitting right below the Ephs in the NESCAC
standings. With a win by the Jumbos both teams would have one loss in
conference play, but Tufts would overtake the Ephs in the standings.
Just seven minutes into the game, Williams had the advantage. Rookie
Sara Wild played a perfect cross off the right side to Woodson who let
the ball bounce once in front of her. Woodson, playing the ball off the
bounce, kicked a hard line drive off her left foot in the left side of
the net. Jumbos' keeper Kate Minnehan (Hopkinton, NH) had to
guess in which direction Woodson would play the ball, and moved right as
the ball bounced, leaving an open net on the left side for Williams to
tally the early goal.
Fifteen minutes into the second half Williams doubled their lead to go
ahead 2-0 off a quick goal in transition. Woodson, playing in center
field, quickly found Ana Sani storming down the right side. Sani
received the pass, immediately turned to find Wolfson charging towards
the goal, and laced a clean pass to her teammate. Wolfson collected the
pass, with Tufts' keeper coming out of net to meet the ball, and tapped
the ball into the net before Minnehan could dive on top of the ball.
The Jumbos narrowly outshot the Ephs 11-10, but many of their
opportunities to score came after Williams' fouls. The Ephs committed 20
fouls. Both goalkeepers notched four saves, while Williams' keeper
Lauren Sinnenberg recorded her ninth shutout of the season.
Tufts finishes its regular season next Saturday at Connecticut College,
and will then begin play in the NESCAC Tournament on Sunday. Williams
will host archrival Amherst College next Saturday at 11:00 a.m., and
with a win will close out the regular season with an undefeated record.