Tufts 2 Trinity 1

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2001
at Medford

Trinity (6-6, 2-5 NESCAC) 1 0 = 1
Tufts (8-4, 5-3 NESCAC) 1 1 = 2

SCORING: Trinity, Nicole Mauger (Leah Felis) 17:13; Tufts, Becky Greenstein (Alle Sharlip) 43:31; Tufts, Sara Standish (Katie Kehrberger) 64:02.

SAVES: Trinity, Katherine Mahoney 4; Tufts, Mara Schanfield 4.

CORNER KICKS: Trinity, 2; Tufts, 5.

SHOTS: Trinity, 12; Tufts, 18.

MEDFORD – Senior Sara Standish (Brunswick, ME) provided the game-winning strike in the 65th minute that completed Tufts' comeback effort over Trinity in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's soccer match on Saturday afternoon in Medford. Sophomore Jess Trombly (Nashua, NH) provided the momentum when she got behind Trinity's left back only to have her cross deflected over the endline. Katie Kehrberger (Waldwick, NJ) stepped up to the ensuing corner kick and swung the ball into the near post where Standish was poaching unmarked and volleyed low and firm past Trinity goalkeeper Katherine Mahoney (Wellesley, MA).

Trinity looked impressive in the first half as they took a well-deserved lead on the 18th minute. Freshman Leah Felis (Stowe, VT) was the provider as she out-raced and rounded Tufts' sweeper Cara Glassanos (Hingham, MA) on the left flank before playing a dangerous ball into the area at the top of Mara Schanfield's (St. Paul, MN) box. Fellow freshman Nicole Mauger (East Bridgewater, MA) beat the sliding Schanfield to the ball and cleverly chipped over her to give Trinity the 1-0 lead.

Leaning on their Parents' Weekend crowd, Tufts' play had gained momentum and efficiency when they forced a corner in the 43rd minute. Junior Alle Sharlip (Kentfield, CA) curled the ball into the danger area where it caught a deflection and fell opportunely to freshman Becky Greenstein (Newton, MA) at the far post. Greenstein took the ball out of the air, driving it back across the goal where the slick conditions helped the effort past Trinity's near post defender.

A scrappy and skillful Trinity side put Tufts under pressure after Standish's goal, but Tufts' back four did well to handle the task at hand and Schanfield delivered a couple of key saves in tense moments of the second half. With the win Tufts improves its record to 5-3 in the NESCAC and 8-4 overall while Trinity drops to 2-5 in the conference and 6-6 overall.