Horwitz Leads Amherst Past Camels in Overtime, 9-7

Courtesy of Connecticut College

NEW LONDON, CT – Marta Randall (Monkton, MD) scored 18 seconds into overtime and Allie Horwitz (Woodbridge, CT) added an insurance marker to lift the 18th-ranked Amherst College women's lacrosse team to a 9-7 victory against Connecticut College in a NESCAC game played at Silfen Field Wednesday afternoon. 

Randall finished with two goals and one assist, while Horwitz registered a hat trick with three scores for Amherst. The Lord Jeffs improve to 3-1 (1-1 NESCAC), while the Camels fall to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the conference. 

Juniors Hope Barone and Katelyn Driscoll both finished with three goals and one assist to lead the Camels. Senior defender Celia Medeiros chipped in with three ground balls.

The closely contested battle featured six ties, as the two teams were locked up in a 4-4 deadlock at the break. With 5:38 remaining in regulation, Driscoll snapped a 6-6 tie with her third goal of the day, executing on a wraparound move from her right to the left side of the cage for the score. 

Horwitz responded with an equalizer 45 seconds later, firing home a one-timer on an assisting feed from Julia Viani (Concord, NH) to make it a 7-7 game.

Randall put the Jeffs on top for good with a goal 18 seconds into the extra session and Horwitz capped off the 9-7 win. MC McClellan (Denver, CO) stopped two shots to earn the victory for the visitors, while Lamia Harik (Rye Brook, NY) logged 20:40 of action in the second half for the Lord Jeffs.

Rookie net-minder Caitlin Cataldo finished with eight saves and two ground balls in another strong performance in the cage for Connecticut College.