A tied score at the end of regulation was a new experience to a young Amherst team. In their nine previous games, all had ended at the buzzer, no matter how close. But against Clark University, the Jeffs reinvigorated themselves and rekindled their hunger to score.
The Cougars used their aggressive play to hold off 21 Amherst shots, though they could not convert one of their own. Jen Shea '98 registered a dramatic defensive save against an airborne ball heading for the cage. Goalie Jess Rich '99 has six shutouts in nine games.
In overtime with only six players on the field for each team, Sandy Accordino '99 scored her sixth goal of the season with a redirection of a Marnie Huffman-Green '99 penalty corner. Combined, Accordino and Huffman-Green have generated more than half of the Amherst offensive numbers.
The Jeffs travel to Wesleyan with the hopes that they can claim the 1996 Little III title. Last Saturday, Amherst defeated Williams 1-0. The Jeffs are currently ranked No. 15 in the nation according to the Field Hockey Coaches Association Poll.
0 0 1 -- 1 Clark (5-7) 0 0 0 -- 0
Scoring: A Sandy Accordino (Marnie Huffman-Green) 9:33 in sudden death. Shots (in/out of circle): A 10/11, C 7/2. Goalie Saves: A Jess Rich 5, C Tanya Schubert 5.