AMHERST, Mass. – Netting 10 goals in each half, the Mammoths continued to impress early this season, as the No. 20 Amherst College women's lacrosse team powered past Keene State, 20-1 in a dominant victory Tuesday evening at Gooding Field.
With the win, Amherst improves to 2-0 on the season, while Keene State falls to 0-3 on the year. Amherst returns to action Saturday, March 10 when they host Bowdoin for a 12 p.m. conference clash.
Giving the Mammoths an early 2-0 lead, Lindsey Call '19 netted back-to-back scores in the opening two minutes of play before Maia Noyes '21 extended the home team's advantage to 3-0 at the 22:45 mark on a free position shot.
Responding just over a minute later, Gabby Smith notched what stood as the Owls lone goal of the contest with 21:32 on the clock following a dish from Ali Daisy.
Logging seven uncontested scores over the next 20 minutes, Amherst took a 10-1 lead into intermission, with Julia Crerend '18, Call, Isabelle Sennett '21, Noyes and Claire Dunbar '21 all driving shots past the Keene State netminder.
Shutting out the Owls in the second half, the Mammoths added 10 goals to the scoreboard while not allowing a single shot on target.
Boasting a well-balanced attack, the final 30 minutes of action featured nine different Amherst goal scorers, as Sennett, Crerend, Call, Leah Ritterband '21, Mary Grace Cronin '18, Hannah Gustafson '21, Natalie Landau '21, Ali Jordan '21 and Dunbar all found nylon to lift the Mammoths to the 20-1 victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
- In goal, Talia Land '20 (2-0) registered one stop in the winning effort for the Mammoths. Joanna Steinhauer took the loss for Keene State, making four saves in 40:01, while Anna O'Brien recorded five stops in the final 19:59.
- Amherst finished 9-for-9 on clear attempts and 1-for-4 on free position shots, while Keene state went 5-for-18 on clear attempts.
- Crerend and Call led Amherst with six shots on goal each, while Noyes posted a team-high four ground ball pickups and four draw controls.
- Chelsea Lewis led the Owls offense with two shots, while Taylor Farland notched four draw controls.