Tufts 7              Gordon 0

At Medford, MA
Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Gordon (1-2-1) 0 0 = 0
Tufts (1-0) 4 3 = 7

SCORING: Lydia Claudio (Jess Trombly) 21:55; Becky Greenstein (unassisted) 27:54; Becca Doigan (unassisted) 31:05; Doigan (unassisted) 42:05; Jen Baldwin (Lindsay Garmirian) 54:10; Sarah Callaghan (Baldwin) 60:21; Sarah Gelb (unassisted) 65:11.

SAVES:  T, Meg McCourt (78 minutes) 2, Annie Ross (12 minutes) 0; G, Mary Griffenhagen (90 minutes) 7.

SHOTS: T, 39; G, 4.


FOULS:  T, 5; G, 3.

MEDFORD The Tufts University Women's Soccer team opened the 2003 season by scoring its most goals in a game since 1999 with a 7-0 victory over visiting Gordon College on Tuesday. The Jumbos had a 4-0 lead by halftime, including two goals by senior Becca Doigan (West Bloomfield, MI), and didn't look back in a dominating victory.

The Jumbos last scored so many goals in a 9-0 win over Curry on October 19, 1999. Against Gordon, Tufts earned a 39-4 advantage in shots and showed a variety of offensive weapons. The victory also avenged a 2-0 loss to Gordon that opened last season.

Sophomore Lydia Claudio (Woburn, MA), who missed most of last season with a leg injury, got things going with the first goal of the season at 21:55 off a nice crossing pass from senior Jess Trombly (Nashua, NH). Within 10 minutes, junior Becky Greenstein (Newton, MA) and Doigan added goals as the Jumbos took a 3-0 lead. Doigan's second goal in the 42nd minute put Tufts up by four at the half.

Junior Jen Baldwin (Medway, MA) figured in the first two goals of the second half. She scored the team's fifth at 54:10 off a sweet feed by sophomore Lindsay Garmirian (Amherst, MA). Baldwin then played the set-up roll by dropping a pass to sophomore Sarah Callaghan (Northborough, MA), who sent a laser into the net at 60:21 for a 6-0 Jumbo lead. Junior Sarah Gelb (Hermosa Beach, CA) finished the onslaught with the seventh goal unassisted at 65:11.

The Tufts defense, led by senior co-captains Abby Herzberg (Sebastopol, CA) and Jess Lovitz (Fairfield, ME), limited Gordon to only a few scoring chances. Gordon senior tri-captain Lindsey Benson (Andover, NH), who led the nation in scoring last year with 40 goals, was kept off the scoreboard. Tufts junior keeper Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY) earned the win with two saves in 78 minutes. Freshman Annie Ross (Newton, MA) saw her first collegiate action in the final 12 minutes. Freshman Mary Griffenhagen (Winston-Salem, NC) played well in the Gordon net with seven saves.