Second-Ranked Women's Lax Improves to 2-0 with 12-6 Win at Salisbury

March 20, 2002 

SALISBURY, MD - The second-ranked Amherst College women's lacrosse team scored the first six goals and never trailed en route to a 12-6 non-league win at No. 11 Salisbury University on Wednesday. Sophomore midfielder Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) paced the Jeffs (2-0) with a game-high five goals after a four-goal game in her Amherst debut – a 6-5 win over 12th-ranked Mary Washington College on Sunday. 

Sophomore middie Jackie Sargent (Concord, MA) joined Martin in the scoring column with a trio of tallies, all of which came during Amherst's game-opening 6-0 flurry. Sophomore Jessica White scored Salisbury's lone first-half goal 14:10 into the contest to halt the run. Amherst junior attack Erin Beaumont (Summit, NJ) then connected twice an assists from classmate Abby Ouimet (Hatfield, MA) as the Jeffs built an 8-1 halftime advantage. Ouimet finished with a game-high six assists, including five in the first half. 

Salisbury's Christine Sliger scored the first two goals of the second half to cut to deficit to 8-3 at 32:32. Amherst answered with a backbreaking four-goal barrage, sparked by a trio of goals from Martin, to push the lead to 12-3 with 11:38 remaining. 

Salisbury – which fell to 2-3 with the loss – scored the game's final three goals to set the final score at 12-6. Sliger finished with two tallies and one assist, becoming just the second player in Salisbury history to reach the 200-career point milestone. 

Amherst outshot the Sea Gulls 23-21. Junior goalie Brooke Diamond (Longmeadow, MA) posted eight saves for the Jeffs, while Salisbury's Dena Glisan finished with seven. 

Amherst returns to action on Saturday, March 30, opening its NESCAC slate with a noon tilt at 17th-ranked Colby College.