JUMBOS OPEN NESCAC SEASON WITH 2-0 WIN AT WESLEYAN

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 2    Wesleyan 0

at Middletown, Conn.
Wednesday, September 13, 2001

Tufts (1-1, 1-0 NESCAC)

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Wesleyan (1-1, 0-1 NESCAC)

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SCORING: Becky Greenstein (Becca Doigan) 36:30; Sara Standish (unassisted) 64:00.

SAVES: T, Meg McCourt 5; W, Ella Naef 13.

SHOTS: T 34; W 7.

CORNER KICKS: tba

Middletown, CONN. -- The Tufts University women's soccer team rebounded from a season-opening loss at Babson with a 2-0 win at Wesleyan University in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action on Wednesday afternoon. The conference opener for both teams, Tufts moved to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the league.

The visiting Jumbos posted a resounding 34-7 advantage in shots and scored a goal in each half. They also received good goalkeeping from freshman Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY), who started in place of senior Mara Schanfield (St. Paul, MN). Schanfield had to sit out the game after receiving a red car for dragging down an opponent in the team's 4-1 loss to Babson on Saturday.

Tufts took a 1-0 lead with just under 10 minutes to play in the first half when sophomore Becca Doigan (West Bloomfield, MI) fed a perfect pass to the center of the goalmouth where freshman Becky Greenstein (Newton, MA) slid it under the Wesleyan keeper for her first collegiate goal. Senior Sara Standish (Brunswick, ME), back in the Tufts line-up this season after missing most of last year with an injury, pushed the margin to 2-0 with a high shot from 30 yards out at the 64-minute mark.

McCourt was at her best with 27 minutes remaining in regulation when she stopped a point-blank shot by Wesleyan and then also blocked the rebound. She finished with five saves. Wes keeper Ella Naef prevented the score from being more lopsided with 13 saves.

The Jumbos continue their NESCAC schedule with their home opener on Saturday (Sept. 15) versus an excellent Middlebury College side. Action kicks off at Kraft Field at 1 pm.

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