Women's Soccer

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

Amherst Upsets Second-Seeded Camels to Reach Semifinals

Amherst Upsets Second-Seeded Camels to Reach Semifinals

NEW LONDON, Conn. – For the second year in a row, the Amherst College women's soccer team has defeated Connecticut College in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) quarterfinals round.

This time, that victory was in upset fashion, as the defending NESCAC champion Mammoths knocked off the #2 seed Camels 1-0 on Saturday afternoon to reach the semifinals for the second straight year.

Amherst (9-6-1) will head to Williams next Saturday, and will face the top ranked Ephs at 11:00 AM in the first of a semifinals doubleheader. The winner of that game heads to Sunday's championship tilt.

Rubii Tamen '19 scored the only goal of the game less than three minutes before halftime and Chelsea Cutler '19 made five saves to record her sixth shutout of the season.

Tamen took a pass from Hayley Roy '20 and from outside of the 18-yard box found the back of the net over the outstretched hands of Connecticut College goalie Bryanna Montalvo.

It was the fourth assist of the year for Roy.

The Camels, who fall to 12-3-1 on the year, outshot Amherst in both periods, en route to a 12-6 edge in attempts. Alex Bukovac and Maxie Johnson each attempted two shots, but Connecticut College only got five of their 12 attempts on target, while the Mammoths put four of their six attempts on frame.

Game Notes

  • Montalvo made three stops for the Camels.
  • The win ties the postseason series between the Mammoths and the Camels at two games apiece.