Defensive starter Audrey Almy is part of a five-game shutout run for the team

HARTFORD –  Junior Jamie Love-Nichols (Cortez, CO) scored the lone goal of the game to lead the visiting Tufts University Jumbos to a 1-0 win over the Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's soccer action this afternoon.

Coach Martha Whiting's Jumbos are on a roll with five straight wins and a six-game unbeaten stretch (5-0-1). They improve to 6-2-2 overall and 4-1-1 in the conference, tied for second in the league with nine points. The loss is Trinity's second of the year, as the Bantams fall to 5-2-3 overall and 3-2-2 in the league.

Love-Nichols broke a scoreless tie early in the second half with her second goal of the season, giving the Jumbos all the offense they would need. First-year goalkeeper Kristin Wright (Austin, TX) came up with nine saves to earn a shutout in her first collegiate start. The Jumbos have not allowed a goal during their current winning streak. 

Trinity senior goalkeeper Emily Weedon (Wellesley, MA) started in net for the Bantams, allowing no goals and making six stops, while junior Lily Pepper (Princeton Junction, NJ) finished the game for the Bantams, allowing one goal and saving three shots in the final 45 minutes. 

The Jumbos remain in conference play this week with a trip to Connecticut College on Wednesday for a 4:00 tilt. Trinity will host Eastern Connecticut State on Wednesday at 4 as well.

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