Amherst 21, Wheaton 2

    AMHERST, Mass. -- Three different Amherst College men's lacrosse players tallied four goals, as the Jeffs opened their home season in convincing fashion with a 21-2 pounding of visiting Wheaton College in Division III non-conference action on Saturday.
    Senior midfielder Jason Sowers (Ridgewood, NJ) got the scoring started just 1:09 into the first quarter, taking a feed from Tri-captain Sam Altman (Owings Mills, MD) and rifling a shot past Lion goalie Chris Kelly (Waltham, MA) to begin the onslaught. Altman scored twice and assisted on two more goals before the first period was even over, as the Jeffs opened up a 7-0 lead after one, outshooting Wheaton 19-5 in the first 15 minutes.
    The second quarter started in much the same fashion, with junior Eric Edelson (Bethesda, MD) netting his second goal of the game at the 10:32 mark to put the Jeffs up 8-0. Wheaton finally got on the board five minutes later courtesy of a Zach Hurd (Bath, ME) tally, but from there, the hosts rattled off nine straight goals, opening up a 19-1 margin before Lion rookie Tyler Hallam (S. Burlington, VT) scored 15 seconds into the fourth quarter.
    For the game, the Jeffs outshot the Lions 62-24, with Altman, Edelson and Sowers all netting four goals each. Altman added five assists for the second time in two games, setting a new career-high with nine points. Sophomore Ed Clune (Wilton, CT) and rookie Chris Condlin (Baltimore, MD) each scored a pair of goals, and junior goalie Corey Simonson (Brookline, MA) made seven saves before giving way to sophomore Win Smith (Greenwich, CT) midway through the third quarter.
    For Wheaton, Kelly posted 20 saves for the game, while Hallam and junior Andrew Miller (Boston, MA) assisted on the two Lions goals.
    The Jeffs (2-0) have a week off until next Saturday's non-conference date with Saint Lawrence University, a game to be played at New Canaan HS, while the Lions (1-2) head home for their home opener against Roger Williams University on Tuesday.


Saturday, March 25, 2000
At Amherst College, Amherst, MA

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Wheaton College (1-2) 0 1

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Amherst College (2-0) 7 4 8 2 -- 21

Scoring:

Qtr. Team Time Scorer (#, Assist) Score (A-W)
1 A 1:09 Jason Sowers '00 (3, Sam Altman '00) 1-0
1 A 2:24 Altman (2, unassisted) 2-0
1 A 4:06 Altman (3, unassisted) 3-0
1 A 6:16 Rob Gibson (2, unassisted) 4-0
1 A 6:25 J. Sowers (4, Harlow Voorhees '02) 5-0
1 A 9:29 Chris Condlin '03 (4, Altman) 6-0
1 A 12:36 Eric Edelson '01 (3, Altman) 7-0
2 A 4:18 Edelson (4, unassisted) 8-0
2 A 5:30 Voorhees (1, Tucker Sowers '03) 9-0
2 A 7:31 Eric Kahrl '00 (2, unassisted) 10-0
2 W 9:37 Zach Hurd (4, Tyler Hallam) 10-1
2 A 12:37 T. Sowers (1, J. Sowers) 11-1
3 A 1:47 J. Sowers (5, unassisted) 12-1
3 A 2:01 Edelson (5, unassisted) 13-1
3 A 2:21 Edelson (6, Altman) 14-1
3 A 4:48 Gene Nogi '02 (1, J.P. Bruneau '01) 15-1
3 A 6:11 J. Sowers (6, Gibson) 16-1
3 A 8:23 Altman (4, unassisted) 17-1
3 A 11:37 Condlin (5, Altman) 18-1
3 A 13:41 Altman (5, Edelson) 19-1
4 W 0:21 Hallam (3, Andrew Miller) 19-2
4 A 5:31 Ed Clune '02 (1, T. Sowers) 20-2
4 A 11:19 Clune (2, Condlin) 21-2

CUMULATIVE SCORING:

GOALS:
A (21): Altman 4, Edelson 4, J. Sowers 4, Clune 2, Condlin 2, Gibson, Kahrl, Nogi, T. Sowers, Voorhees;
W (2): Hallam, Hurd;

ASSISTS:
A (13): Altman 5, Edelson 2, T. Sowers 2, Bruneau, Condlin, Gibson, J. Sowers, Voorhees;
W (2):
Hallam, Miller;

SAVES:
(A) - 13 saves (Simonson, 38:00, 7; Smith, 22:00, 6);
(W) -
20 saves (Kelly, 60:00, 20);

SHOTS: A: 62 W: 24;
GROUND BALLS: A: 72 W: 39;
PENALTIES: A:
4 W: 5;


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