WATERVILLE, Maine – The No. 7 Amherst College women's lacrosse team came back from a 4-2 deficit at halftime and scored six unanswered goals in the second half to claim an 8-4 victory over No. 8 Colby College in Saturday afternoon's NESCAC tilt at Bill Alfond Field in Waterville, Maine.
Amherst (7-2, 4-2 NESCAC)
Colby (8-2, 4-2 NESCAC)
FIRST HALF HILIGHTS
- In the first half, Emilie Klein (assisted by Lexie Perticone) and Julia Crerend '18 (assisted by Mia Haughton '16) exchanged goals, before Abby Hooper (from Perticone) and Kate Wyeth '17 (from Rachel Passarelli '16) traded scores to make it 2-2 with 7:41 to play in the first half.
- Kendall Smith then scored for the Mules at the 6:05 mark, before Klein added a goal with 1:10 remaining in the first stanza to give Colby a 4-2 advantage at intermission. Perticone and Bridget Horwood provided the assists on the respective goals to close out the half for the Mules.
SECOND HALF HIGHLIGHTS
- A six-goal second frame for Amherst began when Crerend tabbed her second tally of the game with an assist from Passarelli at the 20:22 mark.
- Passarelli then struck the back of the net on a free position shot less than a minute later to tie the game at 4-4.
- At the 10:15 mark, Claire Cagnassola '17 scored following a nice feed from Haughton, before Haughton added a score herself less than two minutes later with an assist from Hanna Krueger '17 to make it 6-4 with 8:10 remaining in the game.
- With 1:21 left, Haughton found the back of the net again, before Cagnassola scored an unassisted goal with eight seconds left to seal the Purple & White's comeback victory at 8-4.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Christy Forrest '16 earned the win for Amherst between the pipes as she, Rowena Schenck '18, and Cagnassola each picked up three ground balls.
- Passarelli added three caused turnovers in the winning effort, while Cagnassola and Krueger won two draw controls each.
- Colby was led by Emma Marjollet, Jackie Brokaw, and Izzy Scribano who registered 10 ground balls each, while Georgia Lubrano and Brokaw forced four and three opponent turnovers respectively. Scribano contributed four saves in the losing effort for the Mules.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Amherst's victory over Colby halted the Mules' seven-game win streak.
- The Purple & White have now won six of their last seven games since March 15.
- Amherst returns to NESCAC play Tuesday, April 12 when it hosts Conn. College at 6 p.m. at Gooding Field.
- Colby takes the field Tuesday, April 12 when it hosts Bowdoin College at 7 p.m. at Bill Alfond Field.