Women's Soccer Defeats Colby, 3-1

Courtesy of Colby Sports Information


Sisk.jpgWATERVILLE, Maine - Maggie Belnap ’15 scored two goals Saturday to lead the Amherst women’s soccer team to its fifth straight win as they defeated Colby, 3-1.

The Jeffs improved to 7-1-2 overall and 5-1-2 in the NESCAC as they won their ninth consecutive game against the Mules, who dropped to 4-5 overall and 1-6 in league play.

Senior midfielder Kate Sisk gave Amherst the lead for good at the 8:01 mark in the first half. She made a steal and scored an unassisted goal when her shot went high and under the bar.

At 7:13 of the second half, Belnap scored the first of her two goals on some nice passing from Hannah Cooper ’14 and Ariana Twomey ’15. Cooper's pass found Belnap for an inside shot near the goal.

The Mules made it a game just 3:12 later when Annie Papadellis ’14 scored her fourth goal of the season. She took a pass from Amelia Barnett ’14 for the score.

Belnap, though, thwarted any comeback attempt with her second goal at the 58th minute. Sarah Duffy ’14 was credited with the assist when her pass found Belnap near the goal.

Holly Burwick ’16 made three saves in net for Amherst, while Colby goalkeeper Emily Brook ’15 stopped 10 shots.

The Jeffs held a decisive 24-6 advantage in shots with 14 in the first half compared to the Mules’ one. They also had an 8-3 edge in corner kicks.

Amherst returns to the field Wednesday, Oct. 16 for a 7 p.m. contest at Keene State.