Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
KEENE COMES BACK FROM TWO-GOAL DEFICIT TO DEFEAT JUMBOS 5-4
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Keene St. 5, Tufts 4
At Keene, NH
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
KEENE, N.H. -- The Keene State College women�s soccer
team overcame an early two-goal deficit to post a 5-4 non-conference
victory over Tufts University, ranked No. 5 in New England, at Owl
Athletic Complex on Tuesday night.
With the scored
knotted at 3-all at the half, KSC (11-4) scored a pair of goals just
under two minutes apart to take a 5-3 lead.
back Bridget Hennessey (Essex Junction, VT) gave KSC a 4-3 lead at the
58:05 mark of the second half when her direct kick from 35 yards out
went just under the crossbar. Senior midfielder Michelle Boland
(Worcester, MA) extended the Owls� lead to 5-3 minutes later when she
knocked in a rebound for her third goal of the game and seventh of the
Junior goalie Samantha Hirsh (Holliston, MA), who
finished with eight saves, made a couple of diving stops off of Tufts
junior forward Jesslyn Jamison (Berkeley, CA) to keep the Jumbos
at bay. Tufts (6-3) cut the deficit to one goal, 5-4, when sophomore
back Bailey Morgan (Universal City, TX) snuck the ball inside the
post with just over five minutes to play.
plenty of first-half fireworks as both teams scored three goals apiece.
The Owls scored on their first shot on goal at the 17:05 mark. Junior
back Stephanie Passerini (Wakefield, MA) sent in a lead ball to Boland.
She carried the ball down the right side and let go a shot from the top
of the box into the net.
Tufts tied the game seven
minutes later with first-year forward Jamie Love-Nichols (Cortez, CO)
headed in a crossing ball from sophomore midfielder Sarah Nolet (Los
Altos, CA). Love-Nichols scored on a rebound at the 29:48 mark to
put the Jumbos ahead 2-1.
With the Tufts goalie out of
position, Keene sophomore midfielder Nora Mahoney (Belchertown, MA) had
a opportunity to tie the game, but her shot hit off the cross bar.
Minutes later at the 32:34 mark, Love-Nichols netted her third goal of
the half and fifth of the season when she scored form the left corner of
the box and Tufts led 3-1.
KSC came back to tie the game
with two goals within a five-minute span late in the half. Boland got
KSC within one with a shot into the far corner and first-year forward
Samantha Jo Saltamaccia (Sandown, NH) knotted the game with a shot from
the top of the box.
teams return to conference play on Saturday. Keene State hosts UMass-Dartmouth
in a LEC game at 1 pm. Tufts entertains Williams College at noon in a