Randall Scores Six in #11 Amherst Win vs. Wesleyan

AMHERST, Mass. - Amherst broke a 2-2 tie with an 11-0 run that spanned more than 30 minutes, as Marta Randall '13 (Monkton, Md.) scored six goals during the Jeffs' 14-4 win over Wesleyan.

Having now won 20 of the last 21 meetings against its Little Three rivals, Amherst improved to 6-2 (3-2 NESCAC) on the season, while the Cardinals fell to 4-5 (1-4 NESCAC) on the year.

Hoping to get the home team off to a fast start, Annelies O'Dea (Pittsford, N.Y.) netted an unassisted goal just 45 seconds after the opening whistle before Wesleyan's Kayla Ellman '13 tied things up with a tally at 19:27.

Caroline Holliday '14 (Newark, Del.) helped the Jeffs regain the lead just under the 13-minute mark, but Ellman answered, this time converting a free-position attempt at 5:58 to once again pull the Cardinals even. Looking to close the half out strong, Randall buried a goal just 2:22 later to give the Purple & White a slim 3-2 cushion at the intermission.

Carrying their momentum into the second half, Alex Philie '14 (East Sandwich, Mass.), Allie Horwitz '12 (Woodbridge, Mass.) and Randall wasted no time getting on the board, scoring three-straight free-position goals in the first 10 minutes of action to suddenly extend the lead to four.

Randall struck again with an unassisted tally at 20:33, making it 7-2 before Philie kept things rolling with her second of the day just 1:15 later. Randall then scored three of the next four goals, helping to push the Jeff cushion to 12-2 before Philie capped off Amherst's decisive 11-0 run with a score at 4:49.

Ellman finally ended the Cardinals' 33:29 scoring drought with a goal at 2:29, but the deficit proved too big to overcome with the Lord Jeffs holding onto a 14-4 triumph.

Philie finished with three goals on just five shots, while O'Dea, Horwitz, Holliday, Kerry Fusco '15 (Essex Falls, N.J.) and Heath Cockrell '15 (Darien, Conn.) each added a score. Ellman paced the Cardinal attack with three goals on four shots, while Kaylin Berger '13 added a goal in the loss.

Amherst finished with a decisive 29-10 shot advantage, while holding a 16-14 edge in ground balls and a 11-9 advantage in draw controls.

Lamia Harik '12 (Rye Brook, N.Y.) made three saves to improve to 6-2 on the year, while Maggie Drowica '12 made 10 stops.

The Lord Jeffs return to action on Saturday, Apr. 7 against Middlebury.

2012-04-04



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