LEWISTON, Maine -- Jess Capone scored in the 10th minute and the goal stood as the game-winner as Tufts defeated the Bates women's soccer team 1-0 on Saturday at Russell Street Field.
The Jumbos (5-5-2, 4-3-1) won for the first time in four games, evening their overall record and picking up three points in the conference standings.
Bates (5-5-2, 2-4-0 NESCAC) will host No. 2 nationally ranked Amherst Sunday at noon. Tufts will host UMass-Boston on Tuesday.
Bates sophomore goalkeeper Sarah McCarthy came up big with 11 saves, while Tufts' Emily Bowers did as well with eight. The Jumbos held a 7-3 edge in corner kicks and a 15-12 advantage in shots attempted, including 12-8 in shots on goal.
Capone netted her team-high third goal of the season, unassisted, with 34:24 remaining in the first half of the game. All three of the junior forward's goals this season have been game-winners.
Sarah Grubman took four shots for Tufts, putting three of them on goal. For Bates, both Olivia Amdur and Erin Shea put two shots on goal apiece.
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