LEWISTON, ME - The 19th-ranked Amherst College women's soccer team improved to 2-0-1 (2-0-0 NESCAC) with a 3-2 victory at conference rival Bates College on Saturday. Junior forward Amy Armstrong (Avon, CT) had a hand in all three Amherst scores, punching in one herself and assisting on two others to lead the Jeffs.
Armstrong found rookie Stephanie Yesnik (Arlington, VA) for her second goal of the season to give Amherst a 1-0 edge at the 20:27-mark and the Jeffs carried the slight edge into halftime. Bates junior Meg Coffin (Westford, MA) evened the count 15 minutes into the second frame, but Armstrong regained the lead off a feed from sophomore Heather Nowak (New Haven, CT) just eight minutes later. Armstrong returned the favor four minutes later, dishing to Nowak for the eventual game-winner. Sophomore Molly Wagner (Longmeadow, MA) pulled Bates within one at the 74:33-mark, but the Bobcats would get no closer as they fell to 1-1 (0-1 NESCAC) with the loss.
Amherst junior netminder Piper Crowell (San Rafael, CA) grabbed six saves, while Bates counterpart Nini Spalding (San Francisco, CA) was credited with seven saves.
Amherst returns to action Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. against visiting non-conference foe Springfield College.