Seventh-Ranked Tufts Rolls to Win over No. 13 Amherst

Sam Jakimo '12 (Woodbury, N.Y.) made nine saves before getting lifted in the third quarter, while Greg Majno '14 (Sudbury, Mass.) finished with nine stops for Amherst over the final 21 minutes of action. Tufts sophomore Patton Watkins made 14 saves to improve to 10-2 on the year.

Hoping to get the home team off to a fast start, Saperstein netted the game's lone goal during the opening period, burying a man-up score with 10:07 to go in the frame to stake the Jumbos to a 1-0 lead. Continuing to go on the offensive, Saperstein assisted on Bowers' tally at the 9:52 mark of the second quarter before consecutive Wood and Bailey goals just 30 seconds apart made it 4-0.

After a Schafer tally extended the Tufts margin to five with 6:25 to go in the half, Cherney netted his 26th goal of the season to put Amherst on the board and trim the Jeff deficit to four heading into the intermission.

Looking to set the tone at coming out of the break, Wood put away his second of the day just 1:22 after the restart before again finding the back of the Amherst net at 10:45 to give the Jumbos a 7-1 edge.

Up seven after a Bowers goal just under the nine-minute mark, Schoenhut kept things rolling with a tally at 6:27, before a McCormick goal just 27 seconds later increased the Jumbos' lead to 10-1.

Trailing 11-1 after a Kirwan goal at 4:25 of the third, Fox ended a string of six consecutive Tufts scores with the Jeffs' second tally of the afternoon, but the Jumbos outscored Amherst 4-3 over the final 17:23 en route to a 10-goal victory.

The Lord Jeffs will look to get back on rack on Tuesday, Apr. 18 at Conn. College.

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