Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS EARN HOME FIELD PLAYOFF BERTH WITH 2-1 WIN AT BOWDOIN
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Tufts 2, Bowdoin 1
At Brunswick, ME
Friday, October 31, 2008
|Jenna Castellot picked a great time for her
first college goal and assist
BRUNSWICK, Me. -- The Tufts University women's soccer
team rallied when it most needed to, coming from behind in the second
half to earn a home-field berth into the NESCAC Tournament
with a 2-1 victory against Bowdoin College on Friday afternoon.
The Jumbos (8-5, 5-4 NESCAC) will now face the Polar
Bears again in two days in the first round of the conference tournament
on Sunday at Kraft Field with a 12:30 pm start time. Tufts is the #4
seed and Bowdoin (7-4-3, 4-3-2) is fifth. Tufts had to wait to learn its
fate, which was dependent upon the Trinity-Amherst game. Trinity had to
lose for Tufts to get a home-field berth, and they did 3-0 to Amherst.
Tufts scored two second-half goals to erase a 1-0
Bowdoin lead. First-year Jenna Castellot (Newton, MA) was the
catalyst to the comeback, scoring her first career points with an assist
on the first goal and netting the second goal for Tufts.
The Polar Bears got on the scoreboard first when a pass
by Ellery Gould was one-timed by Celeste Swain into the low right corner
of the goal in the 34th minute of play. The contest went to halftime
with Bowdoin holding the 1-0 lead. Tufts had a 7-3 advantage in shots
for the first 45 minutes.
The Jumbos struck quickly to take the lead, beginning 15
minutes into the second half. Junior Ali Maxwell (Exeter, NH)
scored her fifth goal of the season off a rebound, with Castellot
credited with an assist. About three minutes later, Castellot beat a Bowdoin defender for a breakaway shot from just above the 18 that zipped
into the low right corner of the goal.
Tufts sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Jacobs (Mill
Valley, CA) made two of her four saves late in the game after the
Jumbos had taken the lead. Tufts finished with a 16-6 margin in shots,
with Bowdoin's Kelly Thomas stopping six.