Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS AND BANTAMS PLAY TO 1-1 DRAW IN NESCAC
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 1, Trinity (CT) 1 OT
At Somerville, MA
Saturday, October 17, 2009
|Fanna Gamal was one of six Tufts seniors
playing in their final regular-season home game
SOMERVILLE -- The Tufts University women's soccer team finished
their home schedule on Saturday, drawing 1-1 with Trinity in a
NESCAC game before a Parents' Weekend crowd on Saturday afternoon at
Kraft Field. Senior Whitney Hardy (Truckee, CA) scored the
equalizing goal, but Tufts was unable to capitalize on several
chances throughout the overtime period.
Tufts had most of the chances in the first half and really throughout
the whole game, in which they fired 12 shots on goal. The Jumbos nearly
took the lead 34 minutes in when Trinity keeper Emily Weedon (Wellesley,
MA) misplayed a bouncing ball. The chance fell to senior Jesslyn
Jamison (Berkeley, CA), who poked it high over the bar. Ten minutes
later, Tufts junior Bailey Morgan (Universal City, TX) almost put
the Jumbos ahead on the stroke of halftime. Her shot from the left side
beat the keeper, but unluckily clanged off the far post and was cleared
by the Bantams defense, and the teams went into the break scoreless.
Despite a slow start, it was the Bantams who broke through first,
scoring on their first shot of the game in the 53rd minute. Sophomore
Leigh Howard (Bethany, CT) played the ball through the Jumbos' back
line, finding Jenny Ley (Warwick, RI) streaking to the net. The
sophomore slid the ball low and put it past Tufts keeper Kate
Minnehan's (Hopkinton, NH) left side for her fifth goal of the
Hardy, who of six Jumbos playing on Seniors' Day, had a phenomenal
game, peppering nine shots at the Trinity goal. She finally connected in
the 63rd minute. Classmate Cara Cadigan (Nahant, MA) played her
at the corner of the box, and Hardy curled the ball on goal, finding the
far post with a beauty of a goal to even the score at 1-1.
Tufts continued to pressure the strong Trinity backline, but could
not capitalize on a flurry of opportunities late in the game and in the
overtime period. Senior Ali Maxwell (Exeter, NH) had two shots
saved five minutes from the end of extra time, and senior Fanna Gamal
(Albany, CA) sent a shot wide after having another one blocked.
Minnehan stopped two shots for Tufts, who are now 6-4-1 (4-2-1 NESCAC).
Weedon made 11 saves in a strong effort for the Bantams, who now post a
4-3-3 record (2-3-2 NESCAC). The Jumbos finished with a 27-10 margin in
shots, though corner kicks finished 2-1 in favor of Trinity.
Tufts ends a four-game home-stand with the tie and plays next on
Wednesday at Salem State. The Bantams travel to Eastern Connecticut on