JUMBOS BLANK WESLEYAN IN NESCAC OPENER, 2-0
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 2 Wesleyan 0
at Medford, Mass.
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2000
|Wesleyan (0-2, 0-1 NESCAC)||0||0||=||0|
|Tufts (2-0, 1-0 NESCAC)||1||1||=||2|
SCORING: Alle Sharlip (Becky Mann) 5:10; Jess Trombly (unassisted) 53:42.
SAVES: W, Ella Naef 12; T, Randee McArdle 3.
CORNER KICKS: W, 1; T, 7.
SHOTS: W, 5; T, 23.
MEDFORD -- Sophomore Alle Sharlip (Kentfield, CA) and freshman Jess Trombly (Nashua, NH) each scored the first goals of their college careers as the Tufts University women's soccer team posted a 2-0 victory over New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rival Wesleyan University on Wednesday afternoon. The match was the conference opener for both teams.
Sharlip, in her first season as a starter, converted a pass from sophomore Becky Mann (Ridgefield, CT) barely five minutes into the game for a 1-0 Tufts lead. The Jumbos continued to mount consistent pressure on the Cardinal goal, but did not strike again until seven minutes into the second half. Trombly was in the right place at the right time, collecting a loose ball and walking in alone on Wesleyan junior keeper Ella Naef (Pacific Palisades, CA). She punched it past Naef for a 2-0 Tufts lead.
With the visitors making infrequent trips to the Tufts goal, Jumbo senior tri-captain Randee McArdle (East Nassau, NY) needed only three saves to record the 17th shutout of her career. She is closing in on the team's all-time record of 20 shutouts by Ellen Corliss from 1981-84. Naef was excellent in the Cardinals' goal with 12 saves.
The win was Tufts' first against Wesleyan since 1992. The teams hadn't played since 1997 and the Cardinals were 3-0-2 during a five-year stretch prior to that. The victory gets Tufts off to a good start in the NESCAC, whose teams are playing a conference schedule for the first time this fall.