Women’s Lacrosse Starts Season with Two Wins, Now 2-1 on the Season
Issue   |   Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:07

The Amherst College women’s lacrosse team began its season strong, providing high-scoring contests over its first stretch of games. The team now stands at 2-1 on the season.

Hosting Bates on Saturday, Feb. 28, the team gave fans a show in the season opener, beating the Bobcats by a 14-6 score.
Rachel Passarelli ’16 and Coco Kusiak ’17 provided the main spark for the Jeffs, scoring four goals each.

The game remained close throughout the first half, but Amherst edged their lead, scoring the first four goals of the second half. The Bobcats eventually cut the deficit to seven, but could not claw back into the game.

Amherst held a 29-12 advantage in shots in the game, a 16-6 edge in draws and forced the Bobcats to turnover 14 times.
Christy Forrest ’16 earned the win in net, being credited with three saves.

Amherst traveled to Babson for another high scoring contest that following Wednesday.

The team was powered by seven second half goals, allowing them to earn and out of conference victory by a score of 12-5.
Returning to NESCAC play, Amherst fell in their first loss of the season to Bowdoin. The Polars Bears narrowly edged Amherst, 10-6. Turnovers hurt the Jeffs, as they had 17 in the contest.

The team will play again Thursday, March 12 hosting Springfield College for a non-conference game beginning at 6 p.m.