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Amherst Men's Soccer Falls to Tufts in 2-OT, 1-0

September 25, 2001

Franklin Perry '04
Sophomore Franklin Perry played well in a physical 1-0 overtime loss to Tufts on Tuesday
AMHERST, MA - Tufts University junior midfielder Garrett Dale (Upper Montclair, NJ) sent a header past Amherst College goalkeeper Bill Orum in the 110th minute, as the visiting Jumbos handed the Jeffs their first loss of the season in a NESCAC men's soccer matchup on Tuesday, 1-0, in double overtime.

Dale's game winner - his team-leading third goal of the season - came on a perfect corner kick from classmate Matt MacGregor (Little Compton, RI), improving Tufts' overall record to 4-1 on the season and 2-1 in NESCAC play. Amherst saw its unbeaten streak drop by the wayside with the loss, falling to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in conference action.

The dramatic overtime goal capped an evenly played marathon affair in which both teams had their share of scoring opportunities. The Jeffs nearly connected twice in double overtime before Dale found the back of the net. Both times, Amherst first-year Andrew Syfu (Hobart, IN) fed sophomore midfielder Frank Perry (Hartford, CT) - the Jeffs' leading scorer - in front of the Tufts' goalmouth. Perry's first attempt sailed just over the crossbar, while the second - which came after a gorgeous stutter-step move - was knocked away by sprawling Tufts' first-year goalkeeper Scott Conroy (Madison, CT), his only save of the afternoon.

Much of the action occurred in the midfield, and it was physical, as the game featured 43 fouls and six yellow cards. Amherst outshot the Jumbos 15-8 overall, including four shots by junior midfielder Carlo Valdesolo (Andover, MA).

Amherst returns to action Saturday at 11 a.m. against visiting NESCAC rival Bowdoin College, while Tufts travels to Bates College for a 2:30 p.m. conference matchup.


Tuesday, September 25, 2001

 

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  2  

  OT  

  2OT  

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  F

Trinity College (4-1/2-1)

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  0  

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Amherst (4-1/3-1)

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SCORING:
T - Garrett Dale (Matt MacGregor) 110:29

GOALKEEPING:
T - Scott Conroy (110:29, 0 GA, 1 save)
A - Bill Orum (110:29, 1 GA, 1 save)

SHOTS: A - 15; T - 8
CORNER KICKS: A - 2; T - 7
FOULS: A - 19; T - 24