Pykkonen Lifts Jumbos to 1-0 Road NESCAC Victory at Connecticut College

Recap courtesy of Connectictut College

Sarah Pykkonen scored her first goal of 2016

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Senior midfielder Sarah Pykkonen buried a header to lead the Tufts University women's soccer team to a 1-0 NESCAC victory at No. 18 Connecticut College Saturday.

With the win, the Jumbos improved their record to 6-3-3 and they are now 4-2-1 in the NESCAC. Tufts took over sole possession of fifth place in the conference. The Camels fell to 9-2 and are 4-2 in conference play. They are now tied for sixth in the league.

From a cross by sophomore Alessandra Sadler, Pykkonen headed the pass over the top of the keeper to give the Jumbos a 1-0 lead in the 63rd minute of regulation.

Tufts sophomore keeper Emily Bowers made four saves en route to the shutout for the visitors. Bowers advances to a record of 6-3-3 while she grabbed her fourth shutout of the season.

Junior goalkeeper Bryanna Montalvo stopped nine shots in the setback for the hosts.

The Jumbos attempted a total of 11 shots in the win while the Camels took six shots.

Tufts head coach Martha Whiting now needs two more victories to take over the all-time leadership in wins for the Jumbo women's soccer program. Currently, she is at 164 wins.

Tufts returns to action tomorrow for a 1 p.m. start at NESCAC foe Trinity. Connecticut College plays Amherst College tomorrow in a 1 p.m. match.