Women's Soccer Drops 2OT Game At Tufts

Tufts' Cara Cadigan scored in the 107th minute to give Tufts a dramatic 2-1 victory over Middlebury in NESCAC play on Kraft Field Saturday afternoon. Cadigan took a pass in front from Ali Maxwell, touched it left past the Panther goalie and booted the ball into an open net for the winner with 2:28 remaining in the second overtime. The victory lifts Tufts to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in NESCAC. Middlebury evens off at 1-1-1 overall and 1-1 in the league.

The Panthers struck first when Katie Ruymann snuck a shot from 30 yards out under the crossbar with five minutes to play in the first half. Middlebury remained on top until six minutes remained. Tufts tied it when a free kick by Jessie Wagner was headed by Cadigan and tipped in near the goal line by Sarah Nolet. The goal tied the match at 1-1 in the 84th minute.

Jumbo goalie Kate Minnehan earned the victory in goal with seven saves, while Adele Plunkett made eight saves for the Panthers.

Tufts 2, Middlebury 1 (2 ot)
At Medford, MA

Saturday, September 15, 2007
Middlebury (1-1-1, 1-1 NESCAC) 1 0 0 0 = 1
Tufts (2-1, 2-0 NESCAC) 0 1 0 1 = 2

Scoring: M, Katie Ruymann (Jenny Galgano) 40:06; T, Sarah Nolet (Cara Cadigan, Jessie Wagner) 83:59; T, Cadigan (Ali Maxwell) 107:32.

Goalkeeping: M, Adele Plunkett (107:32 _ 2 GA) 8 saves; T, Kate Minnehan (107:32 _ 1 GA) 7 saves.

Shots: T, 17; M, 13.
Corners kicks: T, 2; M, 0.