The women’s lacrosse team beat Wesleyan last Wednesday before falling to Middlebury on Saturday. Their overall record is 7-3 (4-3 NESCAC) after a dominant win against Conn. College last night.
Junior Marta Randall led the Jeffs against Wesleyan, scoring six of their 14 goals. The teams started off trading goals, with Annelies O’Dea ’14 opening the game with an unassisted goal just 45 seconds in. Caroline Holliday scored the next Jeff goal with 12:47 to play, but the Cardinals responded at the 5:58 mark to tie the game 2-2. Randall gave Amherst the edge heading into the break, putting away a pass from Wyatt Davis ’13.
The Jeffs hit their stride in the second half, going on an incredible 11-0 run. Alex Philie ’14 scored the first and last goals of the run and added a third goal in the middle. Randall scored five times, and Allie Horwitz ’12 and Heath Cockrell ’15 each added a goal. Wesleyan broke the Jeffs offensive juggernaut with a goal with 2:29 to play. Kerry Fusco ’15 scored an unassisted goal at the 1:17 mark, but the Cardinals had the last goal of the game for a 14-4 final score. Davis and Hillary Densen ’13 each had two assists.
Middlebury defeated Amherst 8-5 on Saturday. The Panthers are undefeated with a 9-0 record (7-0 NESCAC). Middlebury scored 1:49 into the game, and Randall responded with a free-position goal less than five minutes later. The Panthers scored two more goals before Philie cut the deficit to 3-2 off an assist from Randall. Middlebury scored at the 8:23 mark to go up by two. Horwitz fed a pass to Holliday, who scored the final goal of the half with 7:16 to play, pulling the Jeffs back within a goal. The Panthers came out strong in the second with four unanswered goals to go up 8-3. Philie scored a free-position shot and Horwitz assisted Elizabeth Ludlow ’14 with 1:04 to play, but it was not enough to overcome to Panthers. Amherst held a 17-16 shot advantage while Middlebury edged the Jeffs 19-18 in ground balls. Goaltender Lamia Harik ’12 had five saves.
Yesterday, the Jeffs rebounded with a resounding 12-5 victory over Conn. College, pushing them to 4-3 in NESCAC play. Marta Randall ’13 scored three times, while senior captain Allie Horwitz, Elizabeth Ludlow ’14 and Alex Philie ‘14 each chipped in with two. Claire Bennett ’12 also excelled on defense, picking up three groundballs and forcing five turnovers. Amherst dominated early and late; they raced out to an early 6-0 lead, keeping the Camels off the board for the first 18 minutes. Then, holding onto a 9-5 lead, they won the game’s final 15 minutes by a 3-0 margin.
The Jeffs will host Tufts this Saturday at noon.