AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College women's lacrosse team received a five-point effort from Hannah Fox '20, but No. 11 Trinity College erased an early, 3-0 deficit to claim a 14-7 victory over the Mammoths in Wednesday evening's NESCAC tilt at Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium.
With the loss, Amherst caps its regular season 6-8 overall, 3-7 in NESCAC action but have garnered the eighth seed in the NESCAC Championship tournament. Trinity (12-3, 8-2 NESCAC) advance to the conference tournament and have secured one of the top four spots.
Trinity fended off the early surge by the Mammoths, scoring six straight goals as Clare Lyne scored three times during the stretch, including two on free position attempts. Kiley Coffey added two markers, while Georgia Mergner scored on a feed from Lyne to give the Bantams a 6-3 lead with 5:23 to play in the first half. Kelly Karczewski '18 added a goal less than two minutes later to set the score at 6-4 in favor of Trinity at intermission. Fox provided her third helper of the game on the Amherst's final scoring strike of the half.
Early in the second frame, Lyne and Julia Crerend '18 exchanged goals to make it 7-5 with 25:01 to play in the period, with Lyne scoring from the free position, while Fox assisted Crerend's goal. From there, the Bantams scored five straight to make it 12-5. Lyne added another score, while Karly Simson provided two goals. Abby McInerney and Grace O'Donnell added a score each, while Simpson, Mergner, O'Donnell, Allie Barrett, and Lyne all provided helpers during the visitors' offensive surge.
Crerend halted the run of five for Trinity following a feed from Katherine Malone '20, but a goal each from McInerney and Coffey extended the score to 14-6 before Fox netted a free position attempt with 28 seconds left to set the final score at 14-7.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Wyeth and Fox picked up four ground balls each, while Fox , Sabrina Solow '19 and Crerend led the Mammoths with four, three and three draw controls respectively.
- Kate Burns '19 added three caused turnovers, while Kate Savage '19 made four saves in 24:23 of relief in goal for Amherst.
- Trinity goalie Zoe Ferguson earned the win making seven stops in goal, while Lara Guida picked up four ground balls.
- Nicole Stauffer led the Bantams with three draw controls, while Morgan Strabley chipped in three caused turnovers.