Tufts University 2, Connecticut College 1
McKeigue Scores Goal for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Audrey Almey (Portland, Ore.) buried a header 5:44 into the second half to lead the Tufts University women´s soccer team to a 2-1 victory against Connecticut College Wednesday.
The Jumbos improve to 7-2-2 with a 5-1-1 record in the NESCAC. The Camels fall to 4-4-3 and 0-4-3 in league play.
Alix Michael (Mercer Island, Wash.) scored her third goal of the season in the win for the Jumbos. Connecticut College sophomore Ali McKeigue (Arlington, Mass.) netted her third marker of the season for the hosts.
Rookie net-minder Kristin Wright (Austin, Tex.) made five saves in the victory for the visitors. Kirsten Manville (Fairfax, Va.) stopped four shots for Connecticut College.
The Camels opened the scoring in the 36th minute of action. McKeigue was able to beat her defender at the left side and rifled home a 20 yard blast into the upper right portion of the netting.
But Michael scored the equalizer with 1:18 remaining in the first half. Early on in the second stanza, the Jumbos took the lead for good in the 51st minute of play.
Jamie Love-Nichols (Cortez, Colo.) booted a corner kick from the right side to the center of the box and Almy re-directed it with a header that found the back of the net for the visitors.
The Camels had one last bid to tie the game in the 86th minute of action. McKeigue played a through ball ahead to Katelyn Driscoll (Peabody, Mass.). Driscoll broke free in a one-on-one situation but Wright was able to make a diving stab to preserve the victory for the visitors.
Prior to Wednesday´s game, Connecticut College head coach Winnie Edmed saluted the three members of the Class of 2011: Chelsea Johnson, Candice Clark and Emily Webb.
Tufts will host Williams College this Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. game in Medford, Mass.
The Camels will visit Colby College this Saturday for an 11:00 a.m. NESCAC tilt in Waterville, Maine.
October 20, 2010