March 16, 2010

No. 14 Amherst Crushes Manhattanville

from press release

PALM BEACH, Fla.
- The 14th-ranked Lord Jeff women's lacrosse team cruised past Manhattanville College 19-3 this afternoon in Amherst's opening game at the 2010 Spring Flight tournament. Amherst used a very balanced scoring attack to improve to 2-0 on the year. The Lord Jeffs took a 1-0 lead just 26 seconds into the game, with rookie Wyatt Davis (Concord, MA) scoring on a free position shot. The score was followed just over one and a half minutes later on an unassisted tally by senior co-captain Tyler Tory Murphy (Sea Cliff, NY).

By the time ten minutes had elapsed in the first stanza, Amherst held a 5-0 lead. Davis scored her second of the game to put the Jeffs up 3-0 off an assist from reigning NESCAC Player of the Week Kelley Trapp (Monterey, CA). Trapp scored Amherst's fourth goal, the eventual game-winner, with still 23:41 remaining in the half. With 10:05 remaining in the first half, Trapp scored once again to put the Lord Jeffs up 10-0. Already, the junior sensation had scored a pair of goals, while assisting on another three scores.

With 8:33 remaining, Manhattanville finally got on the board on a free position shot from Kirsten Spelman. Amherst responded, closing the first half with another pair of goals from rookies Hillary Denson (Summit, NJ) and Katie McMahon (Denville, NJ). At the break, Amherst led by a commanding margin of 12-1 after out-shooting Manhattanville 26-1.

The second half's scoring was started by Manhattanville's second goal, coming this time from Emelda Ogweta. Amherst then closed the game scoring seven of the final eight goals to cruise to a 19-3 win. Trapp finished the day with three goals and five assists to rack up eight points for the second straight game to start the season. Allie Horwitz (Woodbridge, CT) added five points on three goals and a pair of assists, while Davis finished with four goals. Nine other players for Amherst scored a point in the win.

Sophomore goaltender Lamia Harik (Rye Brook, NY) made a pair of saves with two ground balls in the win, while Kristin Betsill made 13 saves in the loss for Manhattanville.

Amherst will take on Messiah on Thursday afternoon before traveling back to New England to take on Conn. College next Wednesday in NESCAC play.


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