Women's Soccer With NESCAC Win Over Tufts

October 11, 2008

Middlebury (5-4-2) won its third game in its last four contests as the Panthers earned a 3-1 NESCAC victory over Tufts on Dragone Field. The Jumbos, who had allowed just three goals in seven games prior to today, including six shutouts, fall to 6-2 on the season.

Middlebury took a 1-0 lead 22:31 in the game, as Lindsay Rotherham scored her first goal of the season with a shot over the head of Tufts keeper Kaitlin Minnehan.

Leading 1-0 in the second half, Caitlin Parker had a great chance to score with a one-on-one with Tufts keeper Hannah Jacobs, who was on in relief of an injured Minnehan. Following the save by Jacobs, play was stopped as she was injured on the play, forcing Tufts to put midfielder Maya Shoham in the game with 34:52 remaining.

The Panthers took a 2-0 advantage at 59:58 as Parker took a centering feed from Ashley Pfaff and finished with a shot to the lower left corner. Middlebury gained some breathing room at the 66:31 mark as Anjuli Demers found Margaret Owen ahead of the pack. Owen went one-on-one with the keeper and slid a shot into the net that deflected off the hand of Shoham.

Tufts broke up the shutout in the 83rd minute as Jamie Love-Nichol's shot from 25 yards out sailed over the head of Lauryn Torch and into the net. Torch ended the day with three saves, while the Tufts keepers combined to make eight.

Tufts (6-2, 3-2) vs. Middlebury (5-4-2, 4-2)
Date: Oct 11, 2008 Attendance: 255

Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Tufts............... 0 1 - 1
Middlebury.......... 1 2 - 3

1. 22:31 MIDWS Lindsay Rotherham (Zoe Victor)
2. 59:58 MIDWS Caitlin Parker (Ashley Pfaff)
3. 66:31 MIDWS Margaret Owen (Anjuli Demers)
4. 83:03 TUFWS Jamie Love-Nichols (unassisted)

Shots: Tufts 7, Middlebury 19
Saves: Tufts 8 (Hannah Jacobs 4; Kaitlin Minnehan 3; Maya Shoham 1), Middlebury 3 (Lauryn Torch 3)