Williams 4    Tufts 1

At Williamstown, MA
Saturday, October 18, 2003

Tufts (7-4, 3-4 NESCAC) 1 0 = 1
Williams (7-3-2, 5-2 NESCAC) 2 2 = 4

Scoring: W, Lindsay Dwyer (Afton Johnson) 5:52; W, Hannah Stauffer (unassisted) 15:06; T, Sarah Callaghan (Jen Baldwin) 37:59; W, Dwyer (Stauffer) 55:52; W, Brittany Esty (Alix Oliver) 82:02.

Saves: W, Lindsay Starner (45 min.) 2, Sarah Ginsburg (45 min.) 7; T, Meg McCourt (90 min.) 3.

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williams College Women's Soccer team defeated the Tufts Jumbos 4-1 at Cole Field today to improve to 7-3-2. Junior Lindsay Dwyer added two goals to make her goal total on the year nine and Hannah Stauffer had a goal and an assist. Tufts dropped to 7-4 overall.

The scoring started early when Dwyer knocked in her first of the game at 5:52. Junior Afton Johnson took the ball down the left sideline and crossed it to the middle. Dwyer received it well, took a touch and blasted a shot into the left corner to give the Ephs the 1-0 lead. Then at 15:06, Stauffer got her goal for the day. After a corner kick from Terri Van Horn that got deflected of a Tufts defender's head, the ball came to Stauffer's feet and she tapped it past Tufts junior keeper Meg McCourt (Rochester, NY).

Tufts answered late in the first half with a goal by sophomore Sarah Callaghan (Northborough, MA). She received a pass from junior Jen Baldwin (Medway, MA) and began a rush to the goal. Williams keeper Lindsay Starner came out to challenge the ball and dove for it, but Callaghan beat her to it and lofted a shot over her head and into the net. The half ended with a score of 2-1 Williams.

Eleven minutes into the second half, Dwyer notched her second of the game this time with an assist by Stauffer. Dwyer made a run through the middle and Stauffer found her feet with a nice pass. Dwyer then used her speed to split the defenders on either side of her and was all alone against McCourt. Her shot sailed high into the left corner and past McCourt's fingers.

Junior captain Brittany Esty sealed the victory at 82:02. Freshman Alix Oliver took a shot down low that Esty deflected into the net.

The game was a rematch of last year's NESCAC championship match, won by Tufts 3-0.