FIRST TWO COLLEGIATE GOALS LEAD TUFTS OVER KEENE
WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 3 Keene State 0
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Keene State (11-4-2)
Muller (unassisted) 12:48; Muller (unassisted) 53:46; Sarah Gelb (Becky
Meg McCourt 6; K, Michelle Mason 4.
T, 20; K, 12.
T, 4; K 2.
– Freshman midfielder Jenny Muller (Andover, MA) scored the first two
goals of her college career to lead the Tufts University Jumbos to a 3-0 victory
over the Keene State College Owls in non-conference women's soccer action at
Kraft Field on Tuesday.
the win, Tufts (8-4) finished its non-league schedule with a perfect 5-0 record.
Keene State (11-4-2), ranked seventh in this week's New England poll, lost for
the first time in nine games dating back to September 28. The victory gained a
measure of revenge for Tufts, whose season ended last fall in the NCAA
Tournament with a 1-0 loss to the Owls.
her first start, Muller put Tufts on top 1-0 by knocking in the rebound of a
shot after a Tufts corner kick in the 12th minute. The Jumbos
controlled the first 15 minutes of play and earned a 10-4 advantage in shots for
the first half overall. Keene's best chance came with 10 minutes remaining
until the break when freshman Katie Stevens' (Londonderry, NH) long
shot came to rest in the netting at the top of the goal.
worked hard to gain an advantage in the opening minutes of the second half, but
it was Tufts who scored first on a beautiful goal by Muller. She faked a pass to
leading scorer Jen Baldwin (Medway, MA) to deke her defender and then
deposited the ball in the upper right corner of the net for a 2-0 lead in the 53rd
10 minutes later, the Tufts margin grew to 3-0 when junior Becky Greenstein
(Newton, MA) crossed the ball to wide-open classmate Sarah Gelb (Hermosa
Beach, CA) in front of the net. Gelb beat Keene junior keeper Michelle
Mason (Fairport, NY) by the right post for her fourth goal of the season.
dominated the latter part of the match, getting numerous changes for a fourth
goal. They finished with 20 shots to 12 for Keene. The shut out was the fourth
of the year for the Jumbos, but first since September 20. Junior Meg McCourt
(Rochester, NY) had six saves in the Tufts goal for her 12th
career shutout. Mason finished with four saves for Keene.