SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Trinity (CT) 1, Tufts 0
At Somerville, MA
Saturday, October 17, 2009
SOMERVILLE -- The Tufts University Jumbos dropped their fifth one-goal contest of the season, 1-0, to the #15 Trinity College Bantams in NESCAC men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Kraft Field.
The Bantams scored early, just 5:54 into the first half, when junior Peter Marlette (Buffalo, NY) delivered a centering pass from the right side to first-year Anthony El-Hachem (Vernon, CT). El-Hachem put it by Tufts senior keeper Pat Tonelli (Andover, MA) for the 1-0 Trinity advantage.
Tufts managed four shots in the first half, but no shot was on goal. Tonelli would make two saves in the half as the Bantams put seven shots towards the goal.
The intensity picked up in the second half with Tufts aggressively trying to even the score. They were able to put four shots on goal in the half, but Trinity sophomore keeper Grant Schonberg (Mendham, NJ) made all four saves.
Each side picked up a yellow card in the second half and there were a combined 13 fouls in the half as well. The Bantams outshot the Jumbos 16-10 for the match with eight on goal. Tonelli ended with seven saves in the full 90 minutes of action. His counterpart Schonberg went the distance as well with the four second-half saves.
The Jumbos remain winless in conference play this season, falling to 0-5-1 in the league and 2-7-2 overall. The nationally-ranked Bantams, who entered play in second place in the league, are 5-1-1 and 9-1-1 overall.
Tufts returns to action on Tuesday evening against conference foe Connecticut College in their final home match scheduled for 7:00 pm. Trinity travels to Springfield tomorrow for a 2:00 pm start.