YEATMAN NETS TWO AS JUMBOS POST BIG WIN OVER BATES, 2-0
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 2 Bates 0
Sunday, October 1, 2000
SCORING: Sara Yeatman (Lynn Cooper) 24:05; Yeatman (Jess Trombly) 63:53.
SAVES: B, Kim Martell 8; T, Randee McArdle 2.
CORNER KICKS: B, 5; T, 6.
SHOTS: B, 8; T, 12.
MEDFORD -- In a battle between two 5-1 teams entering the game, Tufts University senior Sara Yeatman (Santa Monica, CA) scored a goal in each half to propel the Jumbos to a 2-0 victory over Bates College in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's soccer action on Sunday afternoon.
Yeatman was in the right place at the right time to get Tufts on the scoreboard in the 24th minute. A curving direct kick by Tufts senior Carmen Mikacenic (Seattle, WA) bounced at Bates sophomore keeper Kim Martell's (Needham, MA) feet and away to Jumbo junior Lynn Cooper (Wilton, CT), who tapped it to Yeatman who tapped it in for her team-high third goal of the year.
Yeatman netted her second of the game and fourth of the year halfway through the second half on an assist from freshman Jess Trombly (Nashua, NH). That was more than enough for the stingy Tufts defense, which helped senior goalkeeper Randee McArdle (East Nassau, NY) earn her fourth shutout of the season and the 19th of her career. That ties her for second place on the team's career list with her coach, Martha Whiting. She is one shy of tying the record of 20 shutouts set by Ellen Corliss from 1981-84.
The Tufts defense allowed just eight shots, of which McArdle needed to stop only two. The Jumbos have allowed just four goals in seven games. Martell was slightly more busy for Bates, finishing with eight saves.
The win, the fourth in a row for the Jumbos, moved them to 4-1 in NESCAC and 6-1 overall. It was their fourth straight victory against the Bobcats, who evened at 2-2 in the league while dropping to 5-2 overall.