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.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
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.