Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
HARDY HELPS TUFTS TO FOURTH STRAIGHT NESCAC WIN, 3-0
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 3, Connecticut College 0
At Somerville, MA
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
|Senior co-captain Whitney Hardy's pair of
goals led Tufts to the NESCAC victory
SOMERVILLE -- Senior co-captain Whitney Hardy (Truckee, CA)
scored twice in the first 15 minutes of the game and the Tufts
women's soccer team went on to a 3-0 victory over Connecticut
College in NESCAC play on Wednesday afternoon at Kraft Field.
The Jumbos have now won four straight in the league to improve to
4-2. They have victories in three of their last four games overall and
stand 6-4 on the season. Connecticut College lost its fifth in a row to
drop to 3-7 overall and remain winless in NESCAC at 0-6.
Tufts got up early when Whitney scored off a cross from the right
side by classmate Ali Maxwell (Exeter, NH) just 3:55 into the
match. Barely 10 minutes later, the Jumbos were able to capitalize on a
turnover in the box by Camels goalie Jenna Ross (Longmeadow, MA). Senior
co-captain Cara Cadigan (Nahant, MA) assisted on the second goal
by Hardy at 14:13. Hardy leads Coach Martha Whiting's team with five
goals, and three have been game-winners.
Connecticut College's Ali McKeigue had two of her game-high five
shots in the early going, but the Jumbos had the better of the play for
the first half with a 12-5 advantage in shots. Tufts keeper Kate
Minnehan (Hopkinton, NH) did not need to make a save in the first
Tufts added its third goal of the first half at 27:04 when six-foot
junior Sarah Nolet (Los Altos, CA) headed in a corner kick from
sophomore Lauren O'Connor (Dudley, MA). Tufts later had four
corners in the last 10 minutes of the half and would finish with a 13-0
margin in corners. However, they did not add to their lead and the game
went to intermission with the Jumbos up 3-0.
Minnehan made her first save of the afternoon off Camels sophomore
Jill Cote (Portsmouth, RI) halfway into the second half. The visitors
would earn a slight edge in shots for the period, 6-5. However, Minnehan
made four saves in the half to earn her second straight shutout and
sixth of the season. Ross made six saves in total for the Camels, all in
the first half.
Tufts has won nine straight against Connecticut College, including
six by shutout.
The Jumbos play an important conference match against Trinity College
on Saturday at Kraft beginning at noon. CC is at Middlebury on Saturday
with an 11:00 am start.