Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS LOSE IN OVERTIME AT MIDDLEBURY IN SEASON
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Middlebury 2, Tufts 1 OT
At Middlebury, VT
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Game Box Score
|Sarah Nolet scored the lone Jumbo goal
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Middlebury's Annie Rowell assisted on the
game's first goal and then scored the game-winner just 57 seconds
into overtime to lift the Panthers women's soccer team to a 2-1 win
over Tufts in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday at
Tufts threatened early with a flurry of shots at the 15-minute mark,
but Middlebury keeper Lauryn Torch kept it a scoreless game with a pair
of impressive stops. The Panthers took a 1-0 advantage at 17:24 as Paola
Cabonargi took a feed from Rowell, with Tufts senior keeper Kate
Minnehan (Hopkinton, NH) coming out to cut the angle off. Cabonargi
quickly fired and found the back of the net for a 1-0 Middlebury
advantage. However, Tufts knotted the game in the 30th minute, as junior
Sarah Nolet (Los Altos, CA) scored on a beautiful shot from 25
yards out on the left wing after a reset.
Both teams saw opportunities to take the lead in the second half, but
neither could take advantage of them. The Panthers thought they had gone
ahead 2-1 in the 63rd minute as a shot found the back of the net, but
the play was ruled off-sides. A well-paced game went to overtime with
Tufts holding a 17-15 edge in shots.
It didn't take Middlebury long in overtime as they brought the kick-off
down into the box. Amy Schlueter fed the ball to Rowell on the right
side. She squared to the goal and fired a shot into the far side of the
net from 18 yards out to win it.
Torch made nine saves in goal to earn the victory for the Panthers,
while Minnehan made five stops for Tufts.
The Jumbos open their home season on Tuesday afternoon against Keene
State at Kraft Field. The action begins at 4:00 pm. The Panthers next
welcome Rensselaer on Wednesday at 4:30 pm.