Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
HARDY'S GOAL IN FIRST MINUTE STANDS UP FOR 1-0
VICTORY AT WESLEYAN
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 1, Wesleyan 0
At Middletown, CT
Saturday, September 26, 2009
|Whitney Hardy's goal 32 seconds into the
game won it for the Jumbos
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Senior co-captain Whitney
Hardy (Truckee, CA) scored just 32 seconds into the game, and
that would be the only tally of the day as the Tufts University
women's soccer team earned its third shutout of the season in a 1-0
NESCAC victory at Wesleyan on Saturday.
The Jumbos, who secured their first conference victory
of the season, have now won two straight and three out of four overall.
They improved to a 3-2 record including 1-2 in the league. Wesleyan,
which had won three games in a row by a total score of 13-0, also now
stands at 3-2 overall and 1-2 in NESCAC.
Following a failed clearing attempt by Wesleyan, Hardy
picked up the ball near the top of the box and fired a shot from the
left side into an open net as Wesleyan sophomore keeper Clare Colton had
not yet recovered from a previous situation. The goal provided Hardy's
first points of the season. Tufts outshot Wesleyan 8-3 in the half but
put just three of its eight shots on net.
Jumbo senior goalkeeper Kate Minnehan (Hopkinton, NH)
posted six saves for the shutout. She had four saves in the second
half when the Cardinals out-shot Tufts 9-3 looking for the tying goal.
Colton had three saves in goal for Wes.
The hosts had statistical edges in shots at 12-11 and in
corner kicks at 5-2. Tufts won its fourth straight game against the
Cardinals and improved to 9-1-0 in its last ten games against Wesleyan.
The last five games between the two schools have been shutouts,
including a 3-0 Jumbo victory at Tufts in 2008.
The Jumbos will travel to Babson for a non-conference
match on Tuesday at 4:00. The Cardinals are next in action at Western
Connecticut also on Tuesday at 7:00.