Derek Cherney '07
Photo by Kathy Nolan '10
The Lord Jeffs will host archrival Williams College in the NESCAC quarterfinals Sunday at 1 p.m.

Jeffs End Regular Season with 15-10 Win Over Colby

From a Colby College Release

April 28, 2007

WATERVILLE, ME – Amherst College exploded for eight goals in the second quarter on the way to a 15-10 win over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse Saturday at Bill Alfond Field. While Colby ends its season at 3-10 and 1-8 in the league, Amherst (7-7, 5-4 NESCAC) earned the
fourth seed and will host fifth-seeded Williams College in a NESCAC quarterfinal game Sunday at 1 p.m.

Derek Cherney (Chappaqua, NY) had three goals and one assist to lead the Lord Jeffs, while John Thomas-Milone (Manhasset, NY), Thomas Foote (Newton, MA) and Will Ferrer (Greenwich, CT) each had two goals and one assist.

The Lord Jeffs led 4-2 after the first quarter and Colby scored the opening goal of the second period to cut the margin to 4-3. However, Amherst went on an 8-0 scoring run to end the half and take a 12-3 margin into the break.
Rory Murphy had three goals and one assist to lead the White Mules. Zach Goodnough added a pair of goals, while Whit McCarthy had one goal and one assist.

Sophomore Matt Pietroforte (Brooklyn, NY) and first-year Andrew Harrison (Hanover, MA) each played 30 minutes in net for Amherst, with Pietroforte allowing three goals while making five saves in the first half and Harrison recording eight saves while allowing seven second-half goals.

Tom Gianakos and Tim Patch split time in net for Colby and combined for six saves.

When Amherst and Williams met in the regular season, the Jeffs edged out the Ephs in an overtime thriller in Williamstown, MA, 10-9.