Athletics

Jeffs Clip Camels, 2-1, in Regular Season Finale

Courtesy of Conn. College Sports Information

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NEW LONDON, Conn.-- Kathryn Nathan ’13 and Megan Kim ’16 scored first half goals to lead the Amherst College women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win at Connecticut College Wednesday in the regular season finale for both teams.

With the win, the 10th-ranked Lord Jeffs improved to 12-1-1 (8-1-1 NESCAC). The Camels had a four game unbeaten streak snapped and fell to 5-7-2 (3-7 NESCAC).

The win brought Amherst into a three-way tie atop the NESCAC standings with Middlebury and Williams, the Panthers having topped the Ephs, 3-1, earlier in the day. In head-to-head competition between the three squads, Middlebury earned four points (1-0-1), giving the Panthers the top seed in the upcoming conference playoffs. Williams had three points (1-1-0) to earn the second seed, while the Jeffs, having lost to the Ephs and tied Middlebury, will enter the tournament as the No. 3 seed. Amherst will host 6th-seeded Colby in Saturday’s quarterfinal match at 12:30 p.m.
 
Nathan opened the scoring at the 10-minute mark Wednesday, when she finished on an assisting pass from co-captain Kate Sisk ’14. In the 21st minute of action, Kim caromed one into the net off of the crossbar to double the visitors’ advantage.

The Camels played a much tighter second half, with the Jeffs holding a 10-6 shot advantage during the stanza. Rebecca Raymond scored her second goal of the season in the 55th minute of action to keep the game close.

Holly Burwick ’16 went the distance in goal for Amherst, making one save in the triumph.

For Conn. College, Kirsten Manville made three saves down the stretch to keep the game close while Amy Lowitt recorded three saves in 33 minutes of action and Natalie Signor logged the opening 25 minutes of action for the hosts.

Saturday’s quarterfinal will mark Amherst and Colby’s second meeting of 2012 on Gooding Field, with the Jeffs having shut out the Mules, 4-0, on Oct. 13..

BOX SCORE

2012 NESCAC woMen's Soccer Championships

Saturday, Oct. 27
No. 8 Wesleyan at No. 1 Middlebury - 12:30 p.m.
No. 7 Conn. College at No. 2 Williams - 12:30 p.m.
No. 6 Colby at No. 3 Amherst - 12:30 p.m.
No. 5 Hamilton at No. 4 Bowdoin - 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3 (at Highest Remaining Seed)
Semifinal Games - 11 a.m. | 1:30 p.m.
Highest Remaining Seed vs. Lowest Remaining Seed
Remaining Quarterfinal Winners

Sunday, Nov. 4
Finals
Semifinal Winners - 12 p.m.