Women's Soccer Draws Even With Trinity in Regular Season Finale

Sophomore Allie Horwitz carries a 586-minute shutout
streak as Amherst enters the postseason Sunday.

From a Trinity College release

HARTFORD, CT – Sophomore goalkeepers Lily Pepper (Princeton Junction, NJ) and Allie Horwitz (Woodbridge, CT) combined for 17 saves to lead the Trinity College Bantams and the visiting Amherst College Lord Jeffs to a double overtime scoreless tie in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women’s soccer regular season finale for both teams this afternoon. Trinity closes the regular season campaign at 5-4-4 overall and 3-3-3 in the NESCAC, while the Lord Jeffs, ranked No. 2 in New England and No. 11 in the nation, finish the regular season at 11-2-1 and 7-1-1 in the league while having its win streak stopped at six games. 

With the result, Amherst finishes in second place in the NESCAC and will host No. 7-seeded Wesleyan in its NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Sunday, Nov. 1 at noon. Trinity finished in a fourth-place tie with the Tufts University Jumbos in the final NESCAC standings and the Bantams will play a NESCAC Championship Quarterfinal game at Tufts on Sunday, Nov. 1 at noon.  Trinity tied Tufts on the road, 1-1, on Oct. 17, but the Jumbos hold a tiebreaking edge on the Bantams with four conference victories, and, therefore, earn the home game in the league tournament.  Trinity will be playing in its third straight NESCAC tournament on Sunday and its sixth overall.

Pepper made seven saves, while Horwitz had 10 stops as the Bantams out-shot Amherst, 14-10.  The Trinity defense has not allowed a goal in 208 straight minutes, while Pepper, who has allowed just three goals all season and has five shutouts, has not been scored upon in her last 201 minutes of play. Similarly, Horwitz extended her personal shutout streak to 586 minutes with the effort this evening.