We had amazing fan attendance! Parents -- of Emily N + Liz, Katherine, Ally, Courtney, Emily B, Annie O -- and alumni -- Sarah Rocio, Betsy Dani-Owens, Emily Baumrin, Abbe Sokol + James Cart, Maura Cass -- loved seeing the team play. The weather was perfect -- 16C/60F and cloudy but not raining.
Tufts came out strong, putting a lot of pressure on us. They could have scored first, but we had good goalkeeping and some luck when a Tufts shot hit the post.
We did what we worked on in practice -- made diagonal passes and switched the field. Molly had two shots on target. Then Tufts was called for a hand-ball in the box on Mila's cross from a corner kick. Emily N converted even though the Tufts keeper got a hand on Emily's shot.
At practice we also worked on being in an open space. After Natalie's shot was saved in the 15th minute, she made a perfect cross to Bri who was in an open space on the left side of the field. Bri was very composed and her shot easily found the back of the net.
Tufts kept pressing and got behind our defense to score their first goal in the 31st minute. They capitalized again in the 40th minute, leveling the score.
In the second half, Tufts kept pressing and put another goal in the net, but we kept our composure and continued to hammer their goal with on-target shots from Katherine and Shelby. In the 85th minute, Annie O's corner found Emily N at the far post, and she put the ball in the back of the net to level the score. Julia almost gave us the winning goal in the 88th minute.
Tufts was the first team to out-shoot us in a long time, so we did well to earn a draw. Several of the fans noted how well we passed and spread out in possession.
F: Emily N + Bri, Courtney+Caroline
OM: Jenn+Mila, Natalie+Katherine, Laura+Natalie
CM: Molly+Julia, Natalie+Laura, Christine+Shelby
OD: Blythe+Liz, Annie O+Christine
CD: Ally+Annie, Ginnie+Tessa
G: Dani, Chelsea
Shots 12:13 Saves 6:5
2 Tufts corner
3 Tufts shot saved
4 Molly shot saved
5 Tufts corner
7 Tufts shot hit the post
7 Tufts shot saved, Jenn helped clear
10 Molly shot saved
12 Mila shot wide
12 Mila corner, Tufts hand-ball, EmilyN pk --> 1:0
15 Natalie shot saved
17 Natalie cross to Bri --> 2:0
20 Tufts corner
21 Tufts shot wide
22 Tufts shot saved
31 Tufts got behind our defense --> 2:1
33 Christine free kick to Shelby headed wide
36 Tufts shot, Dani huge save
36 Tufts corner
39 Tufts shot wide
40 Tufts shot --> 2:2
48 Tufts shot wide
52 Tufts shot wide
55,56 Dartmouth corner
65 Tufts shot --> 2:3
71 Katherine shot saved
75 Tufts corner
77 Shelby shot saved
79,80 Chelsea saves on Tufts crosses
82 Tufts shot wide
85 Emily N shot wide
85 Dartmouth corner Annie O to Emily N --> 3:3
87 Chelsea save on Tufts cross
88 Julia shot over