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Men's Soccer Upended by Tufts in Season Opener, 3-1

September 14, 2002

AMHERST, MA The visiting Tufts University (2-0/1-0) men's soccer team rebounded from an early 1-0 deficit en route to a 3-1 victory at Amherst College (0-1/0-1) on Saturday, spoiling the Jeffs' season and NESCAC opener. Tufts junior Mike Blea (Albuquerque, NM) scored what turned out to be the game winner, blasting home a rebound off a deflected shot by teammate Mike Guigli (Stonington, CT) in the 29th minute.

Amherst held the upper hand early on and nearly scored twice in the first 12 minutes on headers by juniors Tim Canon (Easthampton, MA) and Frank Perry (Hartford, CT). The Jeffs claimed an early advantage in the 17th minute when first-year forward Joe Gannon (Hanson, MA) sent a left-footed pass into the box to senior midfielder Chris Kane (Marblehead, MA) for an easy goal past Tufts sophomore keeper Scott Conroy (Madison, CT).

Tufts answered almost immediately. Just 1:49 after Kane's tally, Jumbo senior Matt MacGregor (Little Compton, RI) curled a corner kick into the back of the net unassisted to knot the score at 1-1. The score remained tied until Blea's game-winner later in the first half, and Tufts first-year Todd Gilbert (Chicago, IL) added an insurance tally at the end of regulation to set the final score at 3-1.

Conroy had a strong game for Tufts, facing 25 shots and finishing the game with eight saves, most of which came in the first half. Amherst first-year goalkeeper Greg Lockwood (Vancouver, WA) posted seven saves in his collegiate debut.

Amherst returns to action Thursday at 4 p.m. against visiting non-league foe Keene State College.


Saturday, September 14, 2002

 

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Tufts (2-0/1-0)

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Amherst (0-1/0-1)

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SCORING:
A Chris Kane (Joe Gannon) 16:59
T Matt MacGregor (unassisted) 18:48
T Mike Blea (Mike Guigli) 28:47
T Todd Gilbert (Adam Lorenzetti) 88:07

GOALKEEPING:
A Greg Lockwood (90:00, 3 GA, 7 saves)
T Scott Conroy (90:00, 1 GA, 8 saves)

SHOTS: A - 25; T - 14
CORNER KICKS: A - 7; T - 4
FOULS: A - 10; T - 12