ON FIRE WITH 7-0 WIN OVER GORDON
WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 7 Gordon 0
At Medford, MA
Tuesday, September 9, 2003
(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.
McCourt (78 minutes) 2, Annie Ross (12 minutes) 0; G, Mary Griffenhagen (90
T, 39; G, 4.
KICKS: T, 7; G,
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
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.
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.