Jeffs Shut Out Mount Holyoke, 4-0
Courtesy of Mount Holyoke Sports Information
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Powered by a two-goal effort from sophomore forward Megan Kim, the Amherst women’s soccer team defeated Mount Holyoke College by a 4-0 margin in non-conference action at the MHC Soccer Field.
With the win, the Jeffs improved to 4-1-2 overall, extending their win streak over the Lyons (5-5-0) to 14 games.
It was a close battle to start the contest, but Amherst grabbed the game’s first lead as senior forward Hannah Cooper collected the ball and dribbled around an Mount Holyoke defender. Cutting to the right, she sent a long shot into the lower left corner past a diving Zoe Marshall ’17 in the 14th minute.
Mount Holyoke had a solid chance to even the score just 20 seconds later as first-year defender Anne Shaffrey took a shot from the outside. The Lyons had another attempt squashed nearly three minutes later after Cassidy Robinson ’15 collected a loose ball that was knocked down by the Amherst defense. She put the ensuing try on target, but Jeffs’ goalie Holly Burwick ’16 quickly scooped it up.
Amherst added to its tally in the 21st minute when Sarah Duffy ’14 came down the right side and threaded the ball into Kim who was there to one-touch it in past Marshall for the 2-0 lead.
In the second half, the visiting Jeffs continued to press offensively, which paid off in the 58th minute as Ariana Twomey ’15 fed a pass toward Kim off a corner kick. Battling thought traffic, Kim knocked it in at the left post to push the margin to three.
Amherst capped off the scoring in the 87th minute. Junior midfielder Emma Rothkopf got the play started by firing a cross off the corner into the middle. The ball was then lobbed into the right side of the net off the foot of Sarah Frohman ’17 for her first collegiate marker.
Mount Holyoke’s Marshall made a number of solid saves, stopping 14 shots in the Lyons net. For Amherst, Burwick made three saves over 75:37 minutes of action before being relieved by junior Meghan Mills.
The Jeffs, who finished with a decisive 34-5 edge in shots and a 12-1 advantage in corners, return to conference action on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Hamilton.