Amherst Cruises to Win Over Wheaton Under the Lights

AMHERST, MA The Amherst College women's lacrosse team played host to visiting non-conference foe Wheaton College this evening at Gooding Field. The Lord Jeffs scored four consecutive goals on two different occasions during the game, cruising to a 13-5 win. The victory improves Amherst's record to 6-2 on the year, while Wheaton falls to 3-6.

Wheaton's Katie Powers opened up the scoring less than two minutes into the game, beating Amherst goalie Lamia Harik (Rye Brook, NY) on a wrap-around effort from behind the cage. With 25:22 to play in the first half, Amherst senior Hannah Walker (Greenwich, CT) tied the game at 1-1 with a free-position goal from straight away.

With 23:26 to play in the first half, junior Kelley Trapp (Monterey, CA) scored on a break down the right side, and less than two minutes later rookie Hillary Denson (Summit, NJ) put Amherst up 2-1 with an FPS score. The Lord Jeffs stretched the lead to 4-1 with 21:10 to play on a great individual run down the middle by Walker.

Coming out of a timeout, Hailey Colburn grabbed one score back on an unassisted score with 18:20 to play in the half. Walker responded six minutes later, finishing off a feed from Julia Viani (Concord, NH) for her third score of the half. Amherst's lead was stretched to 7-2 on goals by Allie Horwitz (Woodbridge, CT) and Wyatt Davis (Concord, MA).

Neither team scored until the 23:41 mark of the second half when Colburn set up Sydney Ferguson for the Lyons' fourth goal of the night. Amherst responded just over one and a half minutes later, with Denson feeding Trapp for score. The exchange left the Lord Jeffs up 8-4.

After another Amherst goal by Denson, Colburn answered with 17:44 to play. Trapp assisted on back-to-back scores from Amherst, picking up the helpers on scores by Walker and Marta Randall (Monkton, MD). With 8:46 to play, Horwitz scored her second goal of the game on a free-position attempt to stretch Amherst's lead to 12-5.

With one final goal from Randall at the 2:41 mark, Amherst closed out the win 13-5. Harik made four saves in the win for the Jeffs, while Marianna Marcellino and Stephanie Hoomis split time for the Lyons, making six and two saves, respectively. The Lord Jeffs will travel to play NESCAC and Little Three archrival Williams College on Saturday afternoon.


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