Women’s Soccer Returns to Win Column with Rout of Pilgrims

Women’s Soccer Returns to Win Column with Rout of Pilgrims

HENNIKER, N.H. – Amherst College returned to their winning ways in dominating fashion on Sunday afternoon, defeating New England College 8-0 in non-conference women's soccer action at Don Melander Field.

A day after suffering their first loss and conceding their first goal of the season, the Mammoths earned their fifth shutout of the year and matched their result against the Pilgrims from the 2018 season.

Isabel Stern '23 and Cassie Chin '21 each scored twice for Amherst (5-1), who will play at Williams next Saturday at 12:00 PM.

It is the first multi-goal games in the careers of both Stern and Chin.

Stern also added an assist, while other multi-point Mammoths include Sophia Fikke '22, who had three assists, and Maya Scholnick '22, with a goal and a helper.

The No. 10 team in the nation was able to strike early on, as Alexa Juarez '22 was able to score in the 7th minute as her shot ricocheted off the crossbar and in.

Amherst kept firing away at the New England College goal with 18 shots in the first half, on their way to a 35-5 advantage.

They extended their lead in the 38th minute when Stern was able to free Scholnick from the NEC backline to make it 2-0.
 
After holding a 2-0 lead at the break, Fikke found Stern on back to back goals just three minutes apart, the second time with Fikke serving in a corner kick that was headed home.

Erin McClave '20 scored in between Chin's pair of tallies, with Sasha Savitsky '20 picking up an assist on the seventh goal of the game.

On the cusp of the final whistle, Scholnick fed Sarah Vierling '23, who collected her first collegiate goal.

Emily Sashko tied a career-high with 11 saves on the afternoon for New England College.

Antonia Tammaro '21 picks up the win after recording two saves for Amherst, while Erica Sanders '20 made a pair of stops in the final 25 minutes of relief.