Women's Soccer

2017 RECORD: 9-7-1; NESCAC:4-5-1; NR: -- NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 16 NESCAC TITLES: 4 ('01, '03, '11, '16)

Bongiorno’s Goal Holds Up as Mammoths Top Colby, 1-0

Bongiorno’s Goal Holds Up as Mammoths Top Colby, 1-0

WATERVILLE, Maine – Mia Bongiorno '19 scored her first goal of the season with less than a minute to go before halftime and Amherst College held off Colby College 1-0 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's soccer action on Saturday.

The Mammoths, now undefeated in their last four games, improve to 6-5-2 on the year and 2-4-1 in the NESCAC. They will look to build on this victory tomorrow afternoon, when they head across the state to play Bates at 22:00 PM.

Bongiorno's goal capped a final five minutes of the first half in which the Mammoths really applied pressure. They finally broke through when Natalie Landau '21 pounced on a loose ball not controlled by Colby's keeper, and slotted it back across the face of goal for her teammate to tap in.

Chelsea Cutler '19 was forced to make just one save on the day, but it was an important one, as the Amherst net-minder pushed away a good attempt on goal from Mule's first year Sofia Oliveira early in the second half.

Amherst outshot their opponents 18-8 and had several chances to extend their lead. Cassie Chan '21 had a point-blank attempt stopped by Colby keeper Shannon Gray late in the game, one of ten stops made by Gray on the afternoon.

GAME NOTES

  • The Mammoths had a 9-6 edge in corners, and both teams were caught offside just once.
  • Bongiorno had three shots on goal off of the Mammoths bench, while Hannah Guzzi '18 got two attempts on frame.
  • This is the third consecutive shutout of Colby for Amherst, who has not conceded a goal to the Mules since October 11, 2014.
  • Colby drops to 4-6-2 on the season, and at 0-6-1 are still looking for their first NESCAC victory.