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Tufts 3 Connecticut College 2

At Medford, MA
Saturday, October 28, 2006

Game Box Score

SOMERVILLE – For the second time this week, Tufts University junior Jessie Wagner (Sudbury, MA) scored a game-winning goal for the women's soccer team, this time netting a free kick from 35 yards out in the 52nd minute that lifted the Jumbos to a 3-2 victory against Connecticut College in the regular-season finale at Bello Field on Saturday.

With the victory, Tufts clinched second place in NESCAC and will host a first-round conference tournament game tomorrow. The Jumbos enter the tournament with a 9-3-2 overall record and a 6-1-2 NESCAC mark. They have won nine of their last 10. Connecticut College finishes its season at 3-10-1 overall and 0-8-1 in the league.

Despite steady rain hampering play, the teams were tied 2-2 at halftime. Junior Lauren Fedore (East Lansing, MI) put Tufts up 1-0 when she headed in a corner by junior Martha Furtek (East Falmouth, MA) 19 minutes into the game. The Camels responded when junior Jackie Wade (Medfield, MA) chipped a goal over Tufts keeper Annie Ross (Newton, MA) at 26:55.

The Jumbos regained the lead 2-1 when sophomore Abby Werner (Norfolk, VA) scored from amongst a crowd right in front of the net in the 32nd minute. The Camels, eliminated from the post-season already, fought back again when junior Rachael Schefrin (Boulder, CO) scored on a 30-yard shot from the left with under three minutes to go until halftime. Junior Analisse Rios (LaPaz, Bolivia) assisted on the goal, her second of the game.

Seven minutes into the second half came Wagner's winner. On Wednesday, her goal in the 103rd minute gave Tufts a 1-0 victory over Worcester State College. It was the first goal of her time at Tufts. The transfer from Bates didn't wait long to score her next, and it clinched the win today over the Camels.

The Jumbos will play Bates tomorrow in the first round of the NESCAC Tournament. Game time is still to be determined. The game is a rematch of last year's NESCAC championship match.