Amherst Keeps Rolling with 6-0 Win at Elms

First-year Casey McNamara netted the first goal of his collegiate career.

Courtesy of Elms sports information

CHICOPEE, MA – Amherst College received a goal and an assist from both James Mooney (Princeton, NJ) and Chris Lerner (Canton, MA) to help pace the Lord Jeffs to a 6-0 victory over the Elms College Blazers in Tuesday evening’s non-conference men’s soccer game at Leary Field.

Elms senior goalkeeper Nick Pellegrini and sophomore goalie Ryan Sullivan collected four saves each. With the loss, Elms slips to 3-10 on the season, while Amherst wins its third straight game and improves to 7-2 overall.

Amherst found the net just 12 minutes in when Chris Skayne (Boxborough, MA) found Mooney with a cross that he touched in for the first goal of the contest and his fifth of the season. The Lord Jeffs caught a break at the 21:17 mark when Elms misplayed a ball that was deflected into the net for an own goal and a 2-0 lead.

Four minutes later, Mooney connected with Chris Linsmayer (Denver, CO), who netted his second goal of the season to give Amherst a 3-0 lead 26 minutes into the first half. First-year Casey McNamara (Montclair, NJ) got in on the action just before the intermission when he scored his first goal of the season off a feed from Lerner.

The Lord Jeffs sustained their pressure in the second stanza, scoring their fifth goal of the contest at the 52:04 mark when first-year Federico Sucre (Caracas, Venezuela) headed the ball into the back of the net off a perfectly placed cross by T.J. Kelley (Walnut Creek, CA).

Amherst capped its scoring when Ryan Conti (Rochester, NY) played a ball to Lerner, which he finished with a shot to the right corner of the net for his first score of the season, giving the Lord Jeffs a 6-0 advantage.

Amherst allowed just three shots on net for the game, while firing 15 of its own in the winning effort.

Amherst now leads the all-time series 2-0, and has managed to keep the Blazers off the scoreboard for the second time in as many tries.

The Lord Jeffs, who have outscored opponents 10-0 in their past three games, will return to action Saturday, Oct. 17 when they travel to take on Colby College.