Mammoths Finish Regular Season with a Win Over Bantams

Mammoths Finish Regular Season with a Win Over Bantams

AMHERST, Mass. – Rubii Tamen '19 scored two goals, for the third consecutive game, to round out the Mammoths regular season as they took down Trinity College in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play on Tuesday night.

Amherst ended the regular season with a record of 12-2-1 and placed third in the conference. The Purple & White will look ahead to Hamilton College on Saturday in NESCAC post-season action.

After a couple blocked shots by the Mammoths early on in the first half, Amherst was finally able to break through when a corner kick was sent into the box by Sophia Fikke '22, which met the head of Tamen, who placed it perfectly past the goal keeper and into the back of the net.

The Bantams were able to mark a couple key opportunities themselves in the first half. Within a minute of the initial whistle, Amelia Kroschwitz struck a ball from far out that curved wide of the post. Olga Koszykowska tested Antonia Tammaro '21 again in the 12th minute, but Tammaro was able to make the comfortable save. All three of Trinity's corner kicks in the first half were launched dangerously into the box, batted around, and eventually cleared out by the Mammoths.

Early in the second half, Alexa Juarez '22 made a quick move to the outside and bent a remarkable pass around the Bantam defender to lead Tamen's run at goal. Tamen took a touch and rifled a low driven shot past Taylor O'Conner into the bottom left corner of the net for her second mark in the match.

Tamen has scored twice in each of their last three matchups, totaling her goals at 12 on the season.

The Mammoths did not let up the pressure as Sasha Savitsky '20 made a strong push down the left side in the 61st minute and fired a low driven cross in front of net, meeting the feet of Claire Nam '21 who tapped it at goal. However, O'Conner made an incredible last second kick save to thwart Nam's opportunity.

 Tammaro was able to stop all four chances that came her way while O'Conner finished with six saves on the night.

Amherst outshot the Bantams 15-5 with eight of them being on frame.

In October 2018, Amherst proudly recognized Ted W. Beneski '78, P'08 and Laurie M. Beneski P'08 for their extraordinary generosity and commitment to the College by naming the men's and women's soccer programs in their honor. The College's naming of the Beneski Soccer Programs celebrates the Beneskis' love for Amherst athletics and their longstanding investment in helping Amherst students excel as learners, as players and teammates, and as citizens.