Women’s Lax Goes 2-1 Over Spring Break, Boasts 5-2 Record This Season
Issue   |   Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:53
Amherst Athletics
Mia Haughton '16 has siz goals so far this season as well as five assists.

The seventh-ranked women’s lacrosse team spent its spring break traveling to New Jersey and Pennsylvania for match-ups against Montclair St. and Haverford. The team fared well on the road, picking up two convincing wins, holding their opponents to a combined six goals.
The first win came on Monday, March 16 over Montclair State as the Jeffs were lifted by seven second half goals en route to the 10-3 victory.
The game was highlighted by a trio of goals from senior captain Meghan Mills. She also led the team with six ground balls.
Amherst remained selfless throughout the game as six Jeffs provided helpers on the day.
Christy Forrest ’16 earned her fourth win of the year in net, making three saves.
In other non-conference action, Amherst squared off with Haverford College the following Wednesday, March 18. The win was again secured by a second half explosion, this time good for nine goals.
Mills turned in another standout performance this time highlighted by four goals.
Other highlights include two firsts for a pair of first-years. Julia Crerend ’18 had her first collegiate goal as she found the back of the cage with just four seconds remaining in the game. Mary Grace Cronin ’18 notched her first collegiate assist on the play.
In addition to her four goals, Mills collected a pair of groundballs. Katie Paolano ’16 and first-year Rwoena Schenck also added two groundballs each.
Forrest and Kyra Gardner ’18 split time in goal while picking up the team’s fifth win of the season.
After two non-conference routs, Amherst returned to NESCAC play against No. 15 ranked Hamilton.
Rachel Passarelli ’16 led the team with four goals. She also sparked a late comback by Amherst, scoring two back to back goals to even the match at 6. However, it was not enough to down the Continentals as Hamilton netted the game winner with 2:31 to play.
After the tough loss, Amherst will enjoy a week off from play before traveling to take on ninth-ranked NESCAC opponent Middlebury on Saturday, March 28. The game will begin at 2:30 p.m.

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