Amherst Routs Colby 5-0 on Senior Day

Senior Liz Schink had a goal and an assist
in a win on Senior Day.

AMHERST, MA – Five different players scored goals for the Amherst College field hockey team this afternoon as the Lord Jeffs pulled away from Colby College for a 5-0 win in NESCAC action at home. Amherst scored all five of its goals in the first half of the game, as the Jeffs outshot the Mules 25-6.

The win improves Amherst’s record to 8-3 (4-3 NESCAC) on the year, while the Mules fall to 4-7 (0-7) with the loss. The victory was even sweeter for Amherst, which took the time prior to the game to honor the three seniors on their squad on Senior Day. Tri-captains Liz Schink (Chicago, IL), Rachel Egan (Worcester, MA) and Carly Leahy (Weston, MA) were each honored in a brief ceremony pre-game.

Amherst opened the scoring with 16:57 to play in the first half, as Schink pounced on the rebound of a long shot by Carly Dudzik (Darien, CT) to put Amherst up 1-0. Schink became the playmaker just over four minutes later, flying down the right side before passing back across the middle for a one-time blast by rookie Alex Philie (East Sandwich, MA).

With just under ten minutes to play in the first half, Chrissy Cantore (Hershey, PA) scored a beautiful goal on a breakaway, beating Colby goalie Liz Fontaine. There was a long delay in the game as a Colby player was carted off the field with an injury, but the stoppage could not slow the Amherst offense.

Amherst’s lead stretched to 4-0 with just under six minutes to play in the first half, as Katie McMahon (Denville, NJ) unleashed a hard shot to the upper portion of the net. The Jeffs added their final goal of the game with 1:03 remaining in the opening half. Rookie Krista Zsitvay (New Vernon, NJ) finished off a flurry of shots for the fifth Amherst score.

Amherst’s Stephanie Clegg (Woburn, MA) and Colby’s Natalie Fischer each picked up a defensive save in the game. Fontaine made six saves with five goals against for the loss, before giving way to Michelle Burt (six saves) in net for Colby. Sarah Wise (Akron, OH) made three saves in net for Amherst for the shutout win.