BEVERLY, Mass. – Three different Mammoths found the back of the net in non-conference play Thursday evening, as the No. 19 Amherst College field hockey team battled past Endicott College, 3-1 at North Field.
With the win, Amherst improves to 2-2 on the season, while Endicott falls to 6-2 overall. The Mammoths return home to Hitchcock Field this Saturday, Sept. 22 when they host archrival and No. 12 Williams beginning at 11 a.m.
Tallying her third score of the season, Natalie Hobbs '22 gave the visitors an early lead 9:48 into the matchup. In an impressive individual effort play, Hobbs stole the ball from a defender in Gull territory, raced towards net and ripped a shot into the lower left corner.
Evening things up at 1-1 less than 10 minutes later, Cameron Molinare got the Gulls on the board following a penalty corner. Four quick passes around the arc set Molinare up for the score, with Maggie O'Reilly finding her alone on the far right post.
Amherst earned the opportunity to retake the lead at the 23:10 mark, drawing a penalty stroke following an Endicott infraction inside the circle, however a great shot by Kendall Codey '19 was met with an athletic pad save by Taylor Farrin to keep things deadlocked.
Taking a one goal lead into halftime, Emery Sorvino '19 recorded what stood as the game-winner with 59 seconds remaining before the break. Taking advantage of another Gull turnover on an attempted breakout, Sorvino put home the rebound on a 3-v-2 rush.
Netting an insurance goal in the 53rd minute, Franny Daniels '20 registered the final dagger for the Mammoths, burying her own rebound to lift Amherst to the 3-1 non-conference victory.
In between the pipes, Katie Savage '19 (2-2) recorded five saves for Amherst in the winning effort, while Farrin (6-2) racked up 13 stops for Endicott in the loss.
Holding the Gulls to four shots in each half, the Mammoths owned a 21-8 edge in shot attempts and a 14-4 advantage in penalty corner opportunities.
With four shots on target each, Hobbs and Codey led the Amherst offense, while Lauren Whitney registered two shots on frame for Endicott.