Men's Lacrosse Defeats Little Three Rival Williams 11-8
Issue   |   Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:51
Janna Joassainte '17
Midfielder Andrew Ford '19 has seven goals and two assists this season.

On senior day, men’s lacrosse triumphed over longstanding rivals Williams to clinch a record of 11-2. It was a beautiful day in Amherst, and the purple and white looked to regroup from its loss to Tufts just one week earlier.

Seniors Dylan Park and Charlie Gill scored the first two goals, both unassisted, to give Amherst an early lead. Williams shot back to equalize with two goals of their own from Conor Roddy and Thomas Fowler. With 11 seconds remaining in the first quarter, junior Matt Killian snatched back the lead off an assist from Connor Crump ’16.

The back-and-forth play continued in the second quarter, with Amherst only holding on to a two-goal lead, thanks to the help of first-year Andrew Ford, senior Kane Haffey and senior Quinn Moroney. With these three unassisted goals, Amherst showed off its individual talent.

After the half, Amherst took fire and capitalized on their depth, with four different goal-scorers. Moroney assisted two goals for Gill and first-year Evan Wolf. Two more from Ford and Michael Litner ’16 put the purple and white up 10-5 with only one more quarter to play.

Early in the fourth quarter, Williams orchestrated a swift change in momentum by scoring three straight, cutting the Amherst lead to two. With 3:09 on the clock, Amherst had to make a final defensive stand in order to come up with the victory.
Under this immense pressure, Amherst managed to get another possession, and secured their lead with a goal from Haffey to end the day.

Next Amherst plays Trinity at home for their last regular season game on Wednesday, April 27.