Tufts 2    Babson 0

at Wellesley, MA
Sunday, September 12

Tufts (1-0)        0    2     =    2
Babson (1-1)    0    0    =     0

Scoring: Eden Hauslaib (unassisted) 59:44; Eden Hauslaib (Amanda Nagler) 63:01.

Saves: T, Randee McArdle 4; B, Katie Matthews 12.

Shots: T, 30; B, 5.

Corner Kicks: T, 10; B, 2.

    WELLESLEY, Mass. -- The Tufts University women's soccer team opened its 1999 season with an impressive performance on Sunday, outshooting Babson College, 30-5, on its way to a 2-0 victory. Senior tri-captain Eden Hauslaib (Storrs, CT/Smith) led the way for the visiting Jumbos, scoring both goals less than four minutes apart early in the second half.

    The victory was the first of new head coach Martha Whiting's career. The Wakefield native and 1993 Tufts graduate was promoted in June to replace Bill Gehling, who became athletic director at the school.

Tufts attackers were all over the Babson defense in the first half, but senior goalkeeper Katie Matthews held off the Jumbos, making seven of her 12 saves in the first 45 minutes to keep the game scoreless.

    The second half began much like the first, with Babson (1-1) fending off several Tufts scoring opportunities. However, the Jumbos finally took the lead at the 60-minute mark as Hauslaib intercepted an attempted clear directly in front of the Beavers' net and knocked the eventual game-winner past a diving Matthews.

    Hauslaib then increased the lead to 2-0 when she sent a perfect cross by senior Amanda Nagler (Beverly Hills, CA/Brentwood) into the lower right corner of the Babson net. That would be all the Jumbos would need, as junior goalkeeper Randee McArdle (East Nassau, NY/New Lebanon) made four saves in net to earn the shutout.

    Tufts plays next at WPI on Tuesday under the lights and on turf starting at 7 p.m.