Jeffs Win Fourth Straight With 4-1 Victory at Colby

Senior Molly Malloy had a pair of goals in the win.

From a Colby College release

WATERVILLE, ME - The Amherst College field hockey team won its fourth consecutive game this afternoon with a 4-1 win at Colby College in NESCAC play. Amherst improves to 9-3 on the year with the win, and 4-3 in conference play. After playing seven one-goal games in the past eight years, the Lord Jeffs finally took a more lopsided affair in the series this afternoon at Bill Alfond Field.

The teams had played seven straight one-goal games before the Jeffs took a 3-1 win at Amherst a year ago. The two teams were 4-4 against each other over the eight years and Colby had a 3-1 record at home during that time.

Amherst (9-3 overall, 4-3 NESCAC) led by only one goal at halftime when Colby’s Meryl Poulin scored with just 15 seconds to the break on a penalty stroke. Amherst had gone up 2-0 when Katie McMahon (Denville, NJ) got her seventh goal of the season at 14:20 and then Molly Malloy (Stamford, CT) scored the first of her two goals on the day at 21:05.

Malloy made it 3-1 with 12:32 left in the game off a pass from McMahon for a 3-1 margin. Elizabeth Schink (Chicago, IL) tallied off a penalty corner at 62:19 to close out the scoring.

Emily Vitale (Cheshire, CT) stopped seven shots in goal for Amherst. Liz Fontaine made nine saves in net for Colby (5-6, 1-6 NESCAC).