NORTHHAMPTON, Mass. – The Mammoths tallied three goals in the second half, including two scores in the final six minutes, as the No. 10 Amherst College field hockey team shut out Smith College, 3-0 Thursday evening at the Smith Turf Field.
With the win, Amherst improves to 9-4 on the season, while Smith falls to 7-8 on the year. Amherst returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 21 when they host Little Three rival Wesleyan on Gooding Field beginning at 12 p.m. This weekend's contest also marks the regular season home finale for the Mammoths and Senior Day.
Anna Agathis '21 registered the first goal of her collegiate career and what stood as the game-winner in the 43rd minute as the Mammoths broke through to take a 1-0 edge. Juking around a defender, Mary Grace Cronin '18 dished a pass to Agathis on the far right post for the score.
Doubling the Amherst lead 21 minutes later, Francesca Daniels '21 made it a 2-0 game behind her first collegiate goal at the 64:02 mark. Following their 11th corner of the matchup, Elizabeth Turnbull '18 gathered a pass at the top right of the circle and powered a shot towards Daniels who tipped the ball past the Pioneers' keeper, short side.
Putting an exclamation point on the victory with 27.8 seconds remaining on the clock, Caroline Feeley '18 gave the Mammoths a three goal cushion as she set up near the left post and deflected a shot from Kendall Codey '19 into the back of the net to direct Amherst to the 3-0 shut out win.
- Katie Savage '19 (1-1) earned her first collegiate the win in net for Amherst, while Cameo Tietje (7-7) registered 15 saves for the Pioneers in the losing effort.
- The Mammoths owned a dominating 24-1 edge in shot differential and 15-0 advantage in penalty corner opportunities.
- Cronin put a contest-high four shots on frame for Amherst, while Agathis and Turnbull took three shots apiece.