Women's Lacrosse Splits Pair of Games

Holding steady as the No. 10 team in the country, women's lacrosse posted a 16-7 victory over Wellesley as Amherst rattled off five goals in the first five minutes of play. Nine players contributed to the victory, led by four goals and an assist by senior co-captain Heather Kestner (Wilmington, DE). Fellow captain Heidi Cline (Andover, MA) and sophomore Katherine Poulin (St. Davids, PA) each tacked on three goals and an assist for Amherst. Hosting fifth-ranked Trinity, Amherst rallied from as much as a 6-1 deficit early in the game toward a 13-12 loss to the Bantams. Amherst used three three-goal rallies to chip away at the Bantam lead, keeping them within two at the half, 8-6. Down 10-6 ten minutes into the second period, Cline sparked a run with a behind-the-back sidearm shot that cut the deficit to 10-7. Cline's third score pulled Amherst within one, 10-9, when Trinity mounted a three-goal surge of its own. With 5:12 on the game clock, Poulin tallied her lone goal of the game, and Kestner notched her fifth goal just 18 seconds later for a 13-11 deficit. The midfielder's sixth goal matched Kestner's career high and closed out Amherst scoring.



No.     Name                    G       A       P
15      Heidi Cline '98         35      8       43
24      Heather Kestner '98     32      7       39
23      Jen Corso '99           18      8       26
17      Kristin Osborn '01      14      11      25
11      Alie Stechenberg '00    18      4       22
16      Katherine Poulin '00    14      4       18
4       Irene Permut '99        3       6       9
10      Rachel Bernstein '00    7       1       8
12      Sarah Scheessele '01    6       2       8
3       Julia Powell '01        1       0       1
9       Aimee Carroll '99       0       1       1
19      Jess Flynn '98          0       1       1
20      Alexa Faigen '01        0       1       1
Amherst Totals                  148     55      203
Opponent Totals                 87      24      111

Goalkeeping             GP      W       L       Min     Svs     GA      Sv%     GAA
33  Sarah Evans '99     9       6       3       405     59      55      .518    8.15
32  Jess Thaxton '01    7       2       0       255     27      32      .458    7.53
Amherst Totals          11      8       3       660     86      87      .497    7.91
Opponent Totals         11      3       8       660     165     148     .527    13.45

Current Record: 8-3
Last Week:      at Wellesley, W 16-7
                Trinity, L 12-13
This Week:      Wed Apr 29 Mount Holyoke, 4:30pm
                Sat May 2 Williams, 2:00pm