Teams: Women's Soccer: Press
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
CADIGAN EARNS SECOND NESCAC WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|Cara Cadigan won her second conference
Player of the Week honor (Photo by James Choca/Tufts Daily)
MEDFORD -- Sophomore forward Cara Cadigan (Nahant,
MA/Swampscott) has been a Player of the Week candidate for the
Tufts University women's soccer team in all five weeks of the 2007
season so far. On Monday, she earned her second New England Small
College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) award of the season.
In challenging home games for the Jumbos against Brandeis on
Wednesday and Bowdoin on Saturday of last week, Cadigan scored three
goals with two assists for eight points. She scored two first-half
goals against Brandeis, the eighth-ranked team in New England last
week, giving the Jumbos a 2-0 lead early and tying the score at 3-3
after the Judges had come back to take the lead. Cadigan eventually
assisted on the game-winner scored by senior co-captain Martha
Furtek (East Falmouth, MA/Falmouth) with just 1:40 left on the
clock. Against Bowdoin, #6 in last week's New England poll, she
scored to give the Jumbos a 2-0 lead in the 28th minute and then
assisted on the final goal of a 4-1 win.
Cadigan has scored in eight of nine Tufts games this fall,
accumulating 10 goals and four assists for 24 points. She leads the
NESCAC with 2.67 points per game, 1.11 goals per game and is tied
for fourth with 0.44 assists per game. She currently has a
seven-game goal-scoring streak, including two goals in the games
against Brandeis and against Carthage on September 16. In all she
has scored half of the Tufts University's 20 goals.
She earned her first NESCAC Player of the Week award for the
season on September 17. Tufts defeated eighth-ranked and #1 in New
England Middlebury College in the second overtime period on
September 15, 2-1, and then posted a 2-0 victory against Carthage
College from Wisconsin on September 16. Cadigan figured in all four
goals of the weekend, scoring the overtime winner against Middlebury
and both goals against Carthage.
The Jumbos, coached by Martha Whiting, were ranked #3 in New
England and #17 in the nation last week. They have now won seven
straight games after a 2-0 loss at home to Wheaton on September 11.
They are tied atop the NESCAC standings with Williams College, which
sports records of 11-0 overall and 6-0 in the NESCAC.