TUFTS TOPS BATES, 3-0, IN NESCAC TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
NESCAC TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND
Tufts 3 Bates 0
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2000
SCORING: Sara Yeatman (Alle Sharlip) 9:55; Becky Mann (Yeatman, Lynn Cooper) 13:24; Yeatman (Katie Kehrberger) 37:05.
SAVES: B, Kim Martell 9, Lynne Antinarelli 7; T, Randee McArdle 1.
CORNER KICKS: B, 2; T, 5.
SHOTS: B, 5; T, 29.
MEDFORD -- Senior tri-captain Sara Yeatman (Santa Monica, CA) scored two goals and had an assist to lead the host Tufts University Jumbos to a 3-0 victory over the Bates College Bobcats in the first round of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women's Soccer Tournament on Tuesday afternoon.
Tufts (13-2), the third seed, advances to the semi-finals to play second seed Bowdoin (13-1-1) at Middlebury on Saturday (Oct. 28). Middlebury will play the Amherst-Williams first round winner in the other semi-final.
The Jumbos dominated the first half against fifth-seed Bates (10-5). They scored twice within four minutes in the first 15 minutes of the game. Yeatman turned and fired from 25 yards out at 9:55 for a 1-0 Tufts lead. She then served the ball to the front of the net from close range and junior Becky Mann (Ridgefield, CT) finished at 13:24 for a 2-0 margin. The Jumbos pushed the lead to 3-0 late in the half when Yeatman converted a corner kick by junior Katie Kehrberger (Waldwick, NJ) at 37:0-5. The second half was scoreless.
Tufts set two records in the process. Senior goalkeeper Randee McArdle (East Nassau, NY) posted her 21st career shutout, breaking the team's 16-year-old record of 20 set by Ellen Corliss (1981-84). McArdle made one save versus Bates, who has been shut out just two times this season, both by Tufts. It was also Tufts' 13th win of the season, breaking the previous mark of 12 held by the 1998 team.
Bates sophomore keeper Kim Martell (Needham, MA) started and made nine saves. She was relieved at halftime by freshman Lynn Antinarelli (Bedford, MA), who stopped seven shots. Bates had better chances in the second half, including a shot by freshman Lindsay Harvey (Winchester, MA) that just skidded right of the goal in the 80th minute. But this was the Jumbos' day.