Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
TUFTS ADVANCES TO NESCAC SEMI-FINALS WITH 2-1 WIN
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
NESCAC Tournament 1st Round
Tufts 2, Trinity 1
At Somerville, MA
Sunday, November 1, 2009
|Junior Carrie Wilson set up the eventual
game-winner for Tufts
SOMERVILLE -- The Tufts University Jumbos used a late tally from
senior Jesslyn Jamison (Berkeley, CA) to seal a 2-1 victory over
the Trinity College Bantams in a first round match-up of the 2009 NESCAC
women's soccer tournament on Sunday afternoon at Kraft Field.
Tufts, the #4 seed in the tournament, will now play in the
semi-finals at #1 Williams on Saturday. The Jumbos improved 8-6-1
overall. Fifth-seed Trinity's season ended with a 5-5-4 record.
The match entered halftime scoreless, but the Jumbos had two solid
chances in the first frame. Both sophomore Lauren O'Connor (Dudley,
MA) and sophomore Jamie Love-Nichols (Cortez, CO) sent shots
from outside the 18-yard box that just sailed high over the crossbar.
Trinity's junior keeper Emily Weedon (Wellesley, MA) recorded three
saves in the first half, while Tufts' senior keeper Kate Minnehan
(Hopkinton, NH) made one.
In the second half, each team would have scoring chances that were
not realized. With about 30 minutes remaining, Tufts senior Cara
Cadigan (Nahant, MA) controlled a ball that was bounced around after
a corner kick, but sent her shot high over the crossbar. A few minutes
later, Trinity sophomore Leigh Howard (Bethany, CT) had a one-on-one
opportunity against Minnehan, but the Tufts keeper came up strong with
Finally with 21:42 remaining in regulation, the Jumbos would break
through. Sophomore Alix Michael (Mercer Island, WA) delivered the
ball into the box that was crossed by senior Ali Maxwell (Exeter, NH)
and eventually headed into the net by senior Fanna Gamal (Albany, CA).
The score stayed 1-0 Tufts until the final minute when Jamison took a
long lead pass from junior Carrie Wilson (Longmeadow, MA) and
scored one-on-one against the Trinity keeper. At the time it was an
insurance goal, but it became a game-winner as 21 seconds later the
Bantams would tally a goal from Howard on an assist from senior Lauren
Olsen (Cheshire, CT) with 32 seconds remaining.
The Jumbos held on for the 2-1 win to move on to the semifinals of
the NESCAC's. Minnehan earned the victory for Tufts while making three
saves and Weedon stopped five shots for the Bantams. Tufts posted a
17-12 margin in shots and 2-1 in corner kicks.
Tufts will make its second NESCAC semi-final appearance in the last
three seasons. They lost 1-0 to Williams on a controversial goal back on