SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The No. 11 ranked Amherst College women's soccer team takes down Springfield College, 2-0, in non-conference action with Rubii Tamen '19 scoring both goals for the Mammoths Sunday afternoon, extending their winning streak to seven games.
The Mammoths put seven of their nine shots on target, while Springfield totaled 10 shots in the contest, including four on goal. Amherst was also awarded eight corner kicks to the Prides one. In net for the Pride, Jackie Davis made five stops in the loss, while Antonia Tammaro '21 picked up four saves and earned her seventh win of the year. Senior forward Rubii Tamen '19 scored a goal in each half for the Mammoths.
Each side put one shot on goal through the first 18:50, before Amherst got on the board in the 29th minute when Tamen drilled one from deep that blew past Davis and into the back of the net, giving the visitors a 1-0 advantage.
Following the goal, Sydney Wine was able to get a shot on cage, but Tammaro made the stop to keep the Pride at bay.
Springfield Junior forward Mackenzie Luiz had a great chance to score in the early stages of the second half, but Tammaro tracked the ball through the box and made a great save to keep her shutout intact. After three scoring bids from Amherst, Sara Swetland had a great chance off of a direct free kick from Rachel Feliu as the sophomore was able to get her head on a low ball in the box, but Tammaro came up big once again to keep Springfield College off the board.
In the 66th minute, the Mammoths pushed its lead to a pair and never looked back as Natalie Landau sent in a corner kick, which bounced twice in the box, before Tamen knocked it past Davis to make it 2-0 with 26:54 remaining in the contest.
From there, Amherst's defense was able to shut down any offense that the Pride was creating, resulting in the 2-0 setback for Springfield College.
Amherst College returns to NESCAC action on Saturday October, 20th when they travel to Wesleyan for their second to last matchup in the regular season. Springfield College will return NEWMAC play on Wednesday, October 17 when they host Smith College at 7 p.m.