SOMERVILLE – Junior Sophie Lloyd scored two goals with two assists in Tufts Women's Soccer's 8-0 victory over Lasell College on Tuesday afternoon at Kraft Field. Lloyd's six points are tied for second-most in a game in Tufts history.
|Junior Sophie Lloyd scored six points today, tied for second-most at Tufts.|
The Jumbos improve to 2-1-0 on the season, while the Lasers fall to 0-4-0.
Tufts jumped on the board early when sophomore defender Kylie Metcalf tallied her first career goal in the second minute. She stole the ball from a Lasell midfielder on the left sideline and fired high arcing shot from about 25 yards out. The Laser goalkeeper, Kyla Bragg, got a piece of the shot, but not enough as the ball found its way into the goal.
Lasell attempted to respond in the 21st minute as they earned a corner kick after Bobbi O'Guin fired a shot wide on Tufts freshman goalkeeper Hayley Bernstein. Narissa Libby took the corner kick which was deflected away by Bernstein. The deflection found Libby who tried to send another ball towards the goal, but it went out the end line.
In the 26th minute, the Jumbos would double their lead. Lloyd earned an opening and sent a pass towards the middle of the field. She found classmate Liz Reed who fired home a left-footed shot by Bragg.
Exactly one minute later, Lloyd gained an opening in the middle of the field after Metcalf found her from the left sideline. Her shot gave Tufts a 3-0 advantage.
The quick strikes would continue for the Jumbos. Now in the 30th minute, sophomore Sophia Wallach sent a ball down the right sideline to freshman Claire Wilkinson. Wilkinson made a crafty move by a defender and found open space in the attacking zone. Another fancy footwork move by Wilkinson gave her enough space to send a cross towards classmate Margaux Ameer who quickly chipped a ball over the goalkeeper and into the goal for her first career goal.
Tufts came out in the second half on the attack as Reed found senior Tally Clark on the left sideline from the middle of the field. Clark sent a cross to Lloyd who was waiting near the back post to finish off the play with her second goal of the contest.
Just two minutes later, freshman Madeleine Pero was in the right place at the right time as she collected a loose ball that bounced off a Laser defender. Lloyd sent a ball off the defender which found Pero, who fired home her first career goal. Then in the 53rd minute, she would tally her second goal of the game.
In the 81st minute, senior Paige Vigliotta tallied her first goal of the season after working her way to free space to finish off the play.
The Jumbos outshot the Lasers, 24-1. A total of 17 Jumbo shots were on goal while the lone Laser shot went wide.
Bernstein played the full 90 minutes for the Jumbos and is now 2-1-0 on the season. Bragg and Hayden Wheeler split time in the contest for the Lasaers. They combined to make nine saves. Bragg earned the loss and is now 0-1-0 on the season.
Lloyd's six points were the most scored by a Jumbo since Allie Weiller tallied seven versus Suffolk on September 23, 2014.
Ameer, Metcalf, and Pero all earned their first career goals while Wilkinson earned her first career point in the win. Freshmen Isabel Castro and Chase Wagner made their collegiate debuts in the contest.
The Jumbos are next in action on Thursday against WPI at Kraft Field. Start time is scheduled for 4:30 pm. The Lasers will wrap-up their five-game road trip Friday by traveling to Albertus Magnus for a 5:30 pm start.