Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
MICHAEL LEADS TUFTS BREAK-OUT FOR 3-0 NESCAC VICTORY AT BATES
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 3, Bates 0
At Lewiston, ME
Saturday, October 3, 2009
|Alix Michael's two first-half goals led
Tufts to its second straight conference victory
LEWISTON, Me. -- Sophomore Alix Michael (Mercer Island, WA)
tallied two goals as the Tufts University women's soccer team
had its best offensive output of the season in a 3-0 NESCAC win at
Bates College on Saturday afternoon on a wet Russell Street Field.
The Jumbos (4-3, 2-2 NESCAC) jumped on the Bobcats (2-4-1, 1-3 NESCAC)
for three goals in the first half. Bates held strong in the second half,
but was unable to find the net offensively.
Michael's first goal of the game came in the fifth minute of the
contest when she blasted in a shot from 25 yards in front of the net
Tufts quickly made it 2-0 in the 14th minute, when Jumbos senior
Whitney Hardy (Truckee, CA) headed in a ball that had been rebounded around
the goal after a corner kick.
Later in the half,
Michael notched her second goal in the 41st
minute of play, beating a Bates defender and tucking her shot past
Bobcat sophomore goalie Annie Burns (Topsfield, MA) and inside the
far left post. The goal was her team-high third of the year.
Burns turned back seven shots for Bates, while her Tufts counterpart,
senior Kate Minnehan (Hopkinton, NH), recorded one save for the
Jumbos. Tufts outshot Bates 20-4 in the first half, but the Bobcats
evened things up in the second half, with both teams taking six shots.
The Jumbos attempted 10 corner kicks overall to two for the hosts.
Tufts begins a four-game home-stand when they host Brandeis on
Wednesday. The Bobcats will be back in action Tuesday as they will host
in-state rival Southern Maine at 4 pm in a non-conference game.