Posted: Sep 08, 2018
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Despite Dani Lonati (pictured) and Shannon Gray combining for 14 saves, the Colby College women's soccer team fell 2-0 to Tufts University in the NESCAC opener for both teams Saturday.
Sophie Lloyd scored both goals on good transitions by Tufts.
The Jumbos are 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while the Mules fall to 1-1 and 0-1 in the league.
Lloyd scored at 26:19 of the first half on a nice transition by Tufts after a Mule goal kick. Colby had the play bottled up around the 18-yard line, but a tackle by a Colby defender went directly to Lloyd. She beat a defender by faking a shot and then hit a left-footed shot into the lower right corner of the net.
After a free kick deep in Colby's zone, the Jumbos had a nice passing sequence to set up Lloyd's second goal just 4:18 into the second half. Liz Reed pushed a pass to the left to Lily Sykes, who one-timed a pass to Lloyd just outside the 18-yard line for the goal.
Lonati played the first half and had seven saves, while Gray also made seven saves in the second half. Emily Bowers played the whole game and stopped three shots for the Jumbos.
The Jumbos had a 23-6 shot advantage, but each team had three corner kicks.