Redwood Leads #10 Amherst Past Keene State

Trying to add to the Lord Jeffs' lead coming out of the break, an opportunistic Redwood picked off an Alex Cuomo pass just in front of the Keene goal before flipping it over his shoulder into an open Owls' net just 1:10 into the third.

Searching for more, Izzo made a move down the right side just under the seven minute mark before finding Cherney alone in the middle of the field, as the Chappaqua, NY native put away a high shot while falling to the ground to extend the margin to three. Just over a minute and a half later, Fox buried Amherst's third-consecutive goal, dodging a couple of Keene St. defenders while moving toward his left before ripping a shot across his body to put the Lord Jeffs up 8-4.

Looking to slow Amherst, Hart made a nice cut toward the goal before finishing with a shot to the right side of the Lord Jeffs netting with just over three minutes left in the third quarter. Continuing to push forward, Keene St. junior Matt Crimmins got a wide open look from the front of the Amherst goal, but sent the shot off the post to keep it at 8-5.

Still down three entering the final period, Keene got a chance to cut into the Amherst cushion thanks to a pair of quick penalties, but Jakimo and the Lord Jeff defense held the visitors at bay, protecting the lead. Hoping to put the game away, Amherst answered by mounting a 4-0 run over the next 3:08 of action to extend their lead to six.

Redwood got things started, scoring on an Acton assist at 10:30 to make it 9-5. Acton then combined with Cherney for a pair of scores just 48 seconds apart, while Bates capped off the Lord Jeffs decisive run, taking a Fox pass before spinning and rifling the squad's 12th goal past Lesser at 7:22.

With under a minute to go, Keene St. first-year midfielder Andrew Fazio found a streaking Mallon on a fast-break, ending Amherst's streak of four-consecutive goals with their first score of the fourth period coming at the 43 second mark. Meehan and Schairer each tacked on a goal down the stretch but it proved to be too little too late as Amherst hung on for the 12-8 victory.

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2011-05-11



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