SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Connecticut College 2, Tufts 0
At Medford, MA
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
MEDFORD -- Visiting Connecticut College scored a goal in each half to take a 2-0 victory at Tufts University in a NESCAC men's soccer match played under the lights on a pleasant Tuesday evening at Bello Field.
The win stops a two-game losing streak in league play for the Camels, who improved to 7-3-1 overall and 4-3 in NESCAC. Tufts remains winless in the league at 0-6-1 while dropping to 2-8-2 overall.
The host Jumbos had three early corner kicks from which they couldn't generate a quality scoring chance. At the other end, Tufts goalkeeper Pat Tonelli (Andover, MA) - one of five Jumbo seniors playing in their final home game - made two good plays among crowds in the goal mouth early on.
The first shot of the game resulted in a goal as Camels junior Trevor Prophet (Nashua, NH) scored his eighth of the year to tie for the league lead. Sophomore Oscar Brown (Ridgefield, NJ) sent a beautiful cross from the right side across the box to Prophet, who scored at the 27:53 mark.
Tonelli made two saves and a Tufts defender also made a save in the first half, when CC held a slim 4-3 lead in shots. Corners (four each) and fouls (seven each) were dead even for the first 45.
Early in the second, a great serve into the box by CC's Jourdan Perez (Lynbrook, NY) was headed on goal by Prophet, but Tonelli extended a hand to make the save. The Camels had early second-half momentum, but the tide turned some when Tufts had solid chances with shots by freshman Kevin Maxham (Fairfield, CT) and senior Dan Schoening (Kenmore, WA).
With Tufts down a man after a red card, recently entered Camels senior Mickey Lenzi (Hauppauge, NY) dropped a pass at the feet of sophomore Brian Morgan (Harvard, MA), who scored a valuable insurance goal with seven minutes left in regulation. The goal was Morgan's first of the season and put the Camels up 2-0.
Connecticut College finished with a 13-7 advantage in shots after a 9-4 tally in the second half. Corners were 5-5 overall. Tonelli made five saves in 83 minutes of play, while CC keeper Alex Martland (Marblehead, MA) had three saves for a shutout. A typically feisty NESCAC game featured 29 fouls and six cards (five against Tufts).
The Jumbos play at Williams on Saturday at noon. Connecticut College hosts Colby in NESCAC play that day at 2 pm.