Teams: Women's Soccer: Press
Monday, October 29, 2007
CADIGAN BREAKS SINGLE-SEASON GOALS RECORD IN WOMEN'S SOCCER
Confined to the sidelines last year while rehabilitating from knee
surgery during her freshman season, Cara Cadigan (Nahant,
MA/Swampscott) was the scorekeeper for the Tufts University
women's soccer team. Little did anyone know at the time that within
a year she would be setting scoring records.
With two goals against Connecticut College on Sunday in the first
round of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC)
tournament, Cadigan is now the most prolific single-season scorer in
the team's 29-year history. She has 16 goals this fall, surpassing
the previous mark of 15 goals set by Lisa Raffin 26 years ago in
1981. After finishing the regular season with 14 goals, Cadigan tied
the record and beat it with the first and sixth goals scored by the
Jumbos in their 6-0 victory over the Camels on Sunday.
A diminutive but tough player who has been at forward and
midfield for the Jumbos this season, Cadigan has scored goals in 12
of the team's 15 games. She had an eight-game goal scoring streak
from September 15 to October 9 and tallied a remarkable 10
game-winning goals for a Tufts team with a 12-3 record. Four times
she's scored two goals in a game.
In the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC)
statistics, Cadigan's 16 goals are five more than Williams College's
Gabrielle Woodson to lead the league. The Tufts sophomore also has
five assists, and her 37 total points are 10 more than anyone else
in the league. Her 16 goals and five assists for 37 points are
currently the second-best scoring season in Tufts history. Raffin
had 15 goals and 11 assists for 41 points in 1981.
Tufts, seeded second in the NESCAC tournament, will play fourth
seed Bowdoin College in the semi-final round at Williams next