HENNIKER, N.H. – Junior Rubii Tamen netted four consecutive goals for the Mammoths, including three in a six-minute span, as the Amherst College women's soccer team cruised past New England College, 7-0 Sunday afternoon at Don Melander Field.
With the victory, Amherst improves to 4-5-0 on the season, while New England College falls to 4-7-1 overall. Amherst returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 7 when they travel to Hamilton College for an 11 a.m. conference matchup.
Wasting little time to get on the scoreboard, the Mammoths jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 3:50 mark as Lexy Cook '21 recorded her first collegiate goal and what stood as the game-winner. Sending a pass from the right corner, Tamen connected with Cook in front of the net for the one-touch score.
Cook returned the favor in the 22nd minute, as she dished a pass to Tamen who found open space in the middle of the pitch and powered a shot past the NEC keeper to double Amherst's lead to 2-0.
Owning a two-goal edge heading into the second half, Tamen exploded for three goals in the opening 10 minutes of the stanza to give Amherst a 5-0 cushion. Striking at the 51:46 mark, Tamen ripped a shot into the nylon from the top of the box before logging scores at 51:46 and 54:48 behind assists from Hayley Roy '20 and Erin McClave '20, respectively.
Cassie Chin registered her third goal of the fall with 18:23 to play, as she one-touched a pass from Cook over the goal line to set the score at 6-0 in favor of Amherst.
Notching what stood as the final goal of the contest, Laura Greer '20 directed the Mammoths to the 7-0 shutout in the 82nd minute as she gathered a pass from McClave and sent a shot past the Pilgrims' keeper.
- Chelsea Cutler '19 (4-5) registered three stops for Amherst in the winning effort in between the pipes. Kayla Pugliese (2-6) made six saves for the Pilgrims in the first half, while Molly Gingras recorded four saves in 45:00 in relief.
- The Mammoths owned a dominative 29-12 edge in shots, including a 17-3 advantage in shots on net, and an 8-3 edge in corner kicks.
- Tamen notched a contest-high six shots, while Cook and Chin added five and four shots, respectively.