Women's Lacrosse Ranked 14th in Nation

Amherst women's lacrosse claims a No. 14 national ranking in the first IWLCA Poll, picking up right where the team had left off after its first ECAC Championship season in 1997. Amherst registered a pair of wins last week, first a 16-3 rout of Springfield College where Jen Corso (Collingswood, NJ) and Heather Kestner (Wilmington, DE) each notched four goals a piece, then a 12-6 victory over Connecticut College. Senior tri-captain Heidi Cline (Andover, MA), who had surpassed the 100-goal career mark last week, contributed four against the Camels to pull away with the victory. Cline has scored three or more goals in all six games this season.

Amherst had taken a 5-1 lead on Conn College at the break behind four different players. Adding a sixth goal to open the second half, Amherst watched as the Camels rallied to score five of the next six to cut Amherst's lead to 7-6 with just under 11 to play. Corso's second goal shut down the Camels as Amherst closed out the game with five unanswered, including the third goal of the game by rookie Kristin Osborn (Morristown, NJ) with just two seconds remaining. Amherst fired 34 shots at the Camel net while the defense held Conn College to just 17 for the day.





No.     Name                    G       A       P
15      Heidi Cline '98         22      3       25
23      Jen Corso '99           12      5       17
24      Heather Kestner '98     10      4       14
17      Kristin Osborn '01      7       5       12
11      Alie Stechenberg '00    8       3       11
16      Katherine Poulin '00    3       2       5
12      Sarah Scheessele '01    3       1       4
10      Rachel Bernstein '00    2       1       3
3       Julia Powell '01        1       0       1
4       Irene Permut '99        0       1       1
19      Jess Flynn '98          0       1       1
20      Alexa Faigen '01        0       1       1
Amherst Totals                  68      28      96
Opponent Totals                 43      12      55

Goalkeeping             GP      W       L       Min     Svs     GA      Sv%     GAA
33  Sarah Evans '99     6       4       2       321     38      40      .487    7.48
32  Jess Thaxton '01    2       0       0       39      3       3       .500    4.63
Amherst Totals          6       4       2       360     43      43      .488    7.17
Opponent Totals         6       2       4       360     68      68      .588    11.33

Current Record: 4-2
Last Week:      at Springfield, W 16-3
                at Connecticut College, W 12-6
This Week: Thu Apr 9 at Smith, 4:00pm