Mens Soccer

Henry Karmin '14 Nets First Career Goal but It's Not Enough as Cardinals Fall to Jumbos, 2-1

Tufts took the lead in the 61st minute and added an insurance goal the 69th minute, which proved to be the winner as the visiting Jumbos bested the Cardinals Sat., Sept. 15, 2-1.  Wesleyan gets right back on the pitch Sun., Sept. 16 by hosting Hamilton in another NESCAC matchup.  The game will be webcast and can be viewed starting at 2:30 by clicking < here >.

The Cardinals narrowed the margin to one goal four minutes after the final Tufts goal as a serve by Matt Hertgen '15 toward the Tufts net drew the keeper out of the cage enough to allow Henry Karmin '14 (#2, photo by Peter Stein '84) to head the ball over the goalie and into the net.  But the final 17:25 passed with no further scoring.

Wesleyan held a slim 13-12 edge in shots while both teams had just three corner kicks.  Cardinal goalie Adam Purdy '13 ended the game with five saves.

Wesleyan holds a sizable margin in the longstanding series with a 43-18-7 record but Tufts has now won three of the last five encounters, all by one goal, and six of the last 10.  Of the last 13 games between the squads, nine have been one-goal margins, one was a tie and the remaining three were all 2-0 decisions in the closely contested battles.