AMHERST, Mass. – For the first time in conference history, Amherst women's soccer will take on Hamilton College in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon at Hitchcock Field.
Sunday's game will feature live stats and a webcast broadcasted by the Northeast Sports Network (NSN).
SETTING THE SCENE:
Amherst enters post season play finishing with a 12-2-1 record overall and a 7-2-1 mark in conference play. The Mammoth secured the No. 3 seed in the NESCAC for the fifth time in program history and first time since 2015. The Purple & White also have four NESCAC titles to their credit, the last coming in 2016. Hamilton has placed sixth in the conference for the second straight season.
Amherst leads the NESCAC in scoring with 43 goals, while its defense owns a 0.46 goals against average (GAA) with a league-leading 12 shutouts. The Continentals enter NESCAC post season action for the fourth consecutive year.
The Mammoths enter the tournament having won eight of their last nine games. Hamilton has also grabbed five wins in their last seven matches.
No. 3 Seed (12-2-1,7-2-1 NESCAC)
- Much the offense has been led by senior Rubii Tamen '19 who amassed 12 goals for 24 points during the regular season.
- First-year Alexa Juarez continues her productive rookie season as she added 20 total points through the first 15 games, grabbing seven goals and six assists.
- Between the pipes, Antonia Tammaro played over nine hundred minutes for the Mammoths, notching thirty saves and a 0.40 GAA for a record of 8-1-1 on the season.
No. 6 Seed (8-4-3, 4-4-2 NESCAC)
- Cat Gambino anchored the offensive end with 11 goals and three assists for 25 points on the regular season.
- Alexa Fontana added five goals and five assists to the attack, rounding out her regular season with 15 points.
- Rachel Pike played in 985 minutes for the continentals in goal, saving 69 shots and marking a 1.01 GAA
Saturday/Sunday October 27-28th at Higher Seeds
No. 8 Colby at No. 1 Williams – 12:30 p.m.
No. 7 Bowdoin at No. 2 Middlebury – 12:30 p.m.
No. 6 Hamilton at No. 3 Amherst – 12:30 p.m.
No. 5 Wesleyan at No. 4 Tufts – 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 3 at Highest Remaining Seed
Semifinals – games at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Highest Remaining Seed vs. Lowest Remaining Seed
Remaining Quarterfinal Winners