Tufts 2 Bowdoin 1

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2001
at Medford

Bowdoin (4-3-1, 1-3-1 NESCAC) 1 0 = 1
Tufts (6-3, 4-2 NESCAC) 2 0 = 2

SCORING: T, Cara Glassanos (Katie Kehrberger) 13:18; B, Alison Lavoie (Lyndsey Sennott) 25:10; T, Lindsey Wolejko (Katie Kehrberger) 43:38.

SAVES: B, Emily Rizza 5; T, Mara Schanfield 5.

CORNER KICKS: B, 10; T, 2.

SHOTS: B, 10; T, 12.

MEDFORD -- Freshman Lindsey Wolejko (East Lyme, CT) scored the first goal of her collegiate career in the 44th minute to give Tufts the lasting lead in a 2-1 victory over New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rival Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon in Medford. Wolejko's goal resulted from Tufts' second and final corner kick of the match. Senior Katie Kehrberger (Waldwick, NJ) delivered her second assist of the afternoon when she lofted the corner into the danger area where it fell nicely to the feet of the poaching Wolejko. With Bowdoin's keeper Emily Rizza (Pennington, NJ) off her line Wolejko opportunely volleyed what would prove to be the game-winner into an essentially open net.

The Jumbos opened the scoring in much the same fashion on the 14th minute when Kehrberger stepped up to Tufts' first corner of the match. Junior Cara Glassanos (Hingham, MA) proved to be in the right place at the right time as she was on hand to notch her first goal of the season when Rizza mishandled Kehrberger's cross at the near post.

Bowdoin raised their intensity after Glassanos' effort and was putting Tufts under pressure when a free kick was awarded in a dangerous position at the top of the Jumbos' box in the 26th minute. The Polar Bears made the most of their golden opportunity and used a well-executed set piece to pull back the equalizing goal. Lyndsey Sennott (Boxford, MA) stepped up to the ball and pushed it to her right to give fellow senior Alison Lavoie (Nashua, NH) the angle to beat the Jumbos' wall and tuck the ball inside Tufts keeper Mara Schanfield's (St. Paul, MN) far post.

Tufts appeared to sit back after Wolejko's strike and did well to weather Bowdoin's attack in the second half. It appeared as though the Polar Bears were going to pull back another goal though, when Schanfield did well to pull a half-chance from Bowdoin's Rachel Gordon (Wayland, MA) off her line in the match's 83rd minute. Schanfield finished the day with five saves and was matched by her counterpart, Rizza.

With the win Tufts imroves to 4-2 in the NESCAC and 6-3 overall, while Bowdoin drops to 1-3-1 in the NESCAC and 4-3-1 overall.