Sikes-Keilp scores twice to help Tufts advance with win against Anna Maria
MEDFORD, Mass. -- Sophomore Dakota Sikes-Keilp and senior Emily Cannon each scored two goals and added an assist as Tufts posted a 5-0 win against Anna Maria in the first round of the NCAA championship on Wednesday afternoon.
The Jumbos improve to 15-2 on the year and will face Salisbury, which had a first round bye, in the NCAA second round on Saturday in Maryland.
The Amcats, competing in their first NCAA tournament, finish their season with a record of 15-7.
Sikes-Keilp put the Jumbos on the board just 1:45 into the game when she scored unassisted for a 1-0 lead on Tufts' first shot.
Cannon scored back-to-back goals when she blasted a shot off a corner past the Amcat goalkeeper, and then unassisted to put the Jumbos up by three going into halftime.
Sikes-Keilp added her 16th goal the season when she took a corner insert from sophomore Alexandra Jamison and ripped it into the back of the net in the 40th minute.
Junior Brittany Norfleet rounded out the scoring for the Jumbos when she tallied her first goal of the season on a pass from Cannon for the 5-0 final score.
Breen made 15 saves for Anna Maria, who were out-shot 32-2. Brianna Keenan made one stop in net and first-year Carrie Cook entered the game for the final 20 minutes of play to combine for the shutout. The final penalty corner count was 30-2 in favor of Tufts.