#6 Tufts University 1, Connecticut College 0
Napolitano Stops 23 Shots, Camel Defense Stands Tall
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Becca Napolitano (Hamden, Conn.) stopped 23 shots in a magnificent goalkeeping effort but it was not quite enough as sixth ranked Tufts University scored with three seconds left in overtime to hold off Connecticut College in a 1-0 triumph.
With their eighth consecutive victory, the Jumbos improved their record to 8-1 with a 5-1 mark in NESCAC play. The Camels are 5-4 overall with a 2-4 record in league action.
Senior forward Kelsey Perkins (Barrington, R.I.) scored the game-winner, her team leading seventh goal of the year. Brianna Keenan (Greenland, N.H.) made one stop to earn the shutout.
Napolitano and the Camel defense were the story of the game. The Jumbos mounted 25 corners but sophomore Mallory Kosow (Exeter, N.H.), Andrea Hoisington (Brownsville, Vt.) and the entire Camel defensive unit kept the hosts on the board until the 85th minute of action.
Perkins was able to break free in transition after the Jumbos broke up an attempted corner.
This game could be an interesting rematch in the NESCAC Championship Tournament.
The Camels will host Middlebury College tomorrow afternoon for a 1:00 p.m. game. Tufts will host Wellesley College Tuesday afternoon for a 5:00 p.m. game in Medford, Mass.
October 6, 2012