JUMBOS LOSE 4-1 AT BABSON IN SEASON OPENER

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Babson 4    Tufts 1

at Wellesley, Mass.
Saturday, September 8, 2001

Tufts (0-1)  

1  

0  

=  

1

Babson (3-0)  

2  

2  

=  

4

SCORING:T - Becca Doigan (unassisted) 3:10; B - Lauren Angelos (Toni Pantuosco) 10:41; B - Karyn Grolnic (Jennifer Donahue) 31:20; B - Tara Haverty (Amber Benoit) 48:33; B - Jennifer Donahue (Toni Pantuosco) 68:53.

SAVES: T, Mara Schanfield 0, Meg McCourt 2; B, Katie McMackin 10.

SHOTS: T 23, B 18.

CORNER KICKS: T 7, B 3.

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- The Tufts women's soccer team scored just 3:10 into their first game of the season, but Babson College bounced back from the early deficit to record a 4-1 victory over the visiting Jumbos in New England non-conference action on Saturday afternoon. With the win, Babson improves to 3-0-0 on the season, while Tufts, which entered the contest ranked first in New England and fifth in the nation in the NSCAA preseason poll, drops to 0-1-0.

Tufts jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead when sophomore Becca Doigan (West Bloomfield, MI) scored off her own rebound just three minutes into the contest. However, Babson would dominate the rest of the half, as first-year Lauren Angelos (Wayland, Mass.) knotted the game at 1-1 in the 11th minute and senior Karyn Grolnic (East Walpole, Mass.) gave her team a 2-1 lead in the 32nd minute.

The Beavers would continue their offensive assault in the second half, as senior Tara Haverty (Holliston, Mass.) scored her fourth goal of the season on a break-away just three-and-a-half minutes in. Babson would strike again 20 minutes later when first-year Jennifer Donahue (West Springfield, Mass.) scored off a brilliant pass from fellow first-year Toni Pantuosco (Hampden, Mass.) to finish off the 4-1 victory.

For the third consecutive game, Babson sophomore goalkeeper Katie McMackin (Needham, Mass.) was outstanding in net for the Beavers, making 10 saves against the potent Tufts offense. For the Jumbos, first-year Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY)
made two stops in relief of senior Mara Schanfield (St. Paul, MN), who received a red card on a goal-saving foul in the 24th minute.

Tufts opens its New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) season at Wesleyan on Wednesday (Sept. 12).

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