Jeffs Use Dominant First Half to Get Past Wheaton

NORTON, MA The 14th-ranked Amherst College men's lacrosse team jumped out to a 4-0 lead and used a dominant first half to cruise to a 17-9 win over Wheaton College in Tuesday afternoon's non-conference game at Mirrione Stadium.

With their sixth victory in as many games, the Lord Jeffs (6-1) are in the midst of the program's longest win streak in at least 15 years. With the loss, the Lyons slipped to 1-4 on the young season.

Eight players scored for Amherst, with junior Cole Cherney (Chappaqua, NY) tallying a game-high five goals to lead the way. First-year Devin Acton (Sudbury, MA) posted a hat trick to go alongside one assist, while junior Evan Redwood (Lutherville, MD), sophomore Ramsey Bates (McLean, VA) and first-year Aaron Mathias (Ridgefield, CT) contributed two markers apiece. Junior goalie Sam Jakimo (Woodbury, NY) had five saves in 37:50 to earn the win.

Ben Cederberg, Chris Landers and Charlie Willauer scored two goals apiece for Wheaton. Juniors Mike Harrington and Billy McNamara each added a goal and an assist, while first-year Jesse O'Neil made 11 saves.

The Lord Jeffs scored four goals in the first 3:19, with junior Alex Fox (Garden City, NY) having a hand in the initial two with a tally and an assist. Willauer got the Lyons on the board at 9:22 on a feed from senior Bobby Barry, but the visitors countered with the next three goals for a 7-1 edge at 6:58.

Wheaton made the score 7-2 with 5:31 remaining in the opening period before Amherst went on a 6-0 run spanning the first and second quarters for a commanding 13-2 advantage 2:55 before the intermission. After trailing 13-3 at halftime, the Lyons held a 6-4 scoring edge in the second half, including tallying the game's final four goals.

The Lord Jeffs will return to action this Saturday when they host Bates College at 1:00 p.m.

2011-03-29



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