Jeffs Post Ninth Shutout With 4-0 Win Over Conn. College
Contact: Mike O'Brien
AMHERST, Mass. – Amanda Brisco ’14 netted two goals to lead the Amherst women’s soccer team to a 4-0 win over NESCAC opponent Connecticut College on Wednesday night at Gooding Field under the lights.
Amherst (9-1-3, 5-1-3 NESCAC) extended its unbeaten streak against the Camels (3-6-3, 1-5-2 NESCAC) to nine and overall unbeaten streak to eight-straight games.
The Jeffs put together the first strong scoring threat of the game in just under four minutes. Kate Sisk ’14 made her way around Camel defenders to find Sarah Duffy’14 inside the box whose rolling shot was picked up by Conn. College goalkeeper Natalie Signor ’15.
The Camels put together a nice attack at the 22nd minute as a great lead pass from Annie Higgins ’17 found Libby Thomas ’16 but her opportunity went wide right of the net.
Four minutes later, Amherst got on the board as Duffy went down the left end line and found a streaking Amanda Brisco ’14 in front of the net as she kicked it in from the left side of the box to take a 1-0 advantage.
Conn. College retaliated and put together a great opportunity at the 28th minute. A cross pass from a Camels attacker landed in front of the net but the visitors couldn’t attempt a solid shot as the ball bounced around in front of the net for several seconds. About 10 minutes later, a corner kick from Rebecca Raymond ’17 went directly to Aina Torres ’14 whose attempt from the middle of the box was saved by Jeffs goalkeeper Holly Burwick ’16.
Amherst came out strong to open the second half and within two minutes of play, Megan Kim’16 connected on a deep shot outside the right corner of the box that went over Signor’s head and hit the bottom left corner of the net for her team-leading ninth goal of the season.
Several minutes later, Duffy extended the Amherst lead with another long goal from the right side of the field near the end line as her cross shot went over the fingertips of the Camels goalkeeper into the bottom left corner once again as the Jeffs took a commanding 3-0 lead.
With just 11 seconds remaining, Brisco added her second goal of the game with a nice touch off a corner kick from Sarah Zuckerman ’17.
Conn. College attempted more shots than the Jeffs but were unable to find the back of the net. They held a 12-10 advantage in shots while Amherst led 6-3 in corner kicks.
Burwick and Meghan Mills ’15 combined for the ninth Jeffs’ shutout of the season with Burwick saving five shots and Mills adding one. Signor totaled four saves in net for the Camels and Bella Hall ’17 stopped one.
The Jeffs return to the field Wednesday, Oct. 30 for their final regular season game of the season at Trinity. Game time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.