Amherst Falls to Williams 3-0 at Home
Amherst will look to regroup against Middlebury next Saturday after
falling to to Williams this afternoon.
AMHERST, MA – The 14th-ranked Amherst College women’s soccer team played host to 3rd-ranked NESCAC and Little Three archrival Williams College at Hitchcock Field this afternoon. Amherst fell behind 1-0 in the first half, ultimately dropping a 3-0 result to the unbeaten Ephs. With the result, Amherst falls to 5-2 (3-1 NESCAC) on the year, while Williams moves to 8-0 (4-0 NESCAC).
Williams took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute on a long pass from the center of the pitch by Annie Neil to Annelise Snyder. From inside the Amherst goal box, Snyder took control of the pass and turned around to beat Lord Jeff goalie Allie Horwitz (Woodbridge, CT) for the game’s opening score.
The tally was the lone score of the first half, as Amherst hung with the Ephs statistically for the frame, as each side registered six shots. The second half saw the undefeated Ephs push forward for additional goals.
Just five minutes into the second half, Williams doubled its lead as Tyler Rainer banged home a nice shot off the post during a broken play. Eph Bridget Gallagher picked up the assist on the score, her third helper of the season.
In the final minutes of the game, Williams tacked on one final score, once against off the foot of Snyder. The assist went to Caitlyn Clark on the goal, which came with just three minutes to play in the game.
After eight games of the season, the Ephs have scored three or more goals in every game, and have out-scored their opposition 33-1. Amherst entered the day with a 15-3 edge in goals this season, but saw Williams score as many as all of their other six opponents combined.
The Lord Jeffs will not play for a full week, as they rest before hosting Middlebury College next Saturday in a crucial NESCAC matchup at 2 p.m.