Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
WITH PAIR OF SECOND HALF GOALS, JUMBOS GIVE WHEATON FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 2, Wheaton 0
At Somerville, MA
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
|Ali Maxwell scored the first of two Tufts
goals on consecutive shots
SOMERVILLE -- Second-half goals scored on gorgeous
shots by senior Ali Maxwell (Exeter, NH) and sophomore
Alix Michael (Mercer Island, WA) gave the Tufts University
women's soccer team a 2-0 victory against 13th ranked Wheaton
College in non-conference play Wednesday afternoon at Kraft Field.
Tufts improved to 2-2 with its second consecutive
victory against Wheaton by a 2-0 score. The loss is the first of the
season for the visiting Lyons, who fell to 7-1 overall. The Jumbo
defense was the first to keep Wheaton off the scoreboard this year.
Keepers Kate Minnehan (Hopkinton, NH) for Tufts
and Lindsay Leddy (Warwick, RI) for Wheaton each made two saves
in the first half as the teams went to the break tied at 0-0. Wheaton
generated four total shots to Tufts' three, while the corner kicks were
tied at one apiece through the first 45 minutes.
Minnehan made two saves early in the second half before
Tufts gained the advantage. In the 55th minute, Maxwell chipped a pass
from classmate Cara Cadigan (Nahant, MA) over Leddy from outside
the box giving the Jumbos a 1-0 lead. Less than 10 minutes later, the
Jumbos scored on the game's next shot. Michael took a pass from junior
Sarah Nolet (Los Altos, CA) and ripped a shot from 30 yards out
to give Tufts 2-0 insurance.
A Wheaton shot by junior Alessia Viscomi (Newton, MA)
was saved by Minnehan a minute later, and the visitors would have the
next two scoring attempts to no avail. Tufts' Jesslyn Jamison
(Berkeley, CA) hit the post as the clock wound down under 10
minutes. It was the second post of the afternoon by the Jumbos, with
Nolet's header late in the first half also clanking.
Wheaton finished with an 11-9 advantage in shots, but
Minnehan's five saves earned her a second shutout of the season. Leddy
made two saves for Wheaton. The final corners tally was 2-2, while the
physically-contested match saw Tufts whistled for 11 fouls and Wheaton
Tufts next plays a NESCAC match at Wesleyan on Saturday,
while Wheaton travels for a NEWMAC contest that day at Mount Holyoke.